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Old 09-17-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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That small amount of water is more likely from condensation in your fuel tank.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:20 PM   #4
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There was about 3-4 ounces of water in my 1.1 gallon tank. No way that much condensation could be the cause. More to the story, I filled up my tank 1 day after Irene came through and I'd bet quite a bit of rain got into the underground tanks.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #5
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Not that I am taking up for Sams, especially considering most of my fuel is purchased from Costco which is a similar warehouse club. But water in the fuel happens all the time. From what I understand, condensation not only happens in your tank, but the tanks at fuel stations as well.

I have always heard to never buy gas from a station that has a tanker in the parking lot unloading fuel. The pumped in fuel tends to disturb the water at the base of the tank and mixes it with the fuel. So the cars at the pump get a small degree of water in their tank. At least until the fuel in the tank has time to allow the water to settle back down at the bottom.

Now I'm not sure how the latest 10% ethanol in fuel comes into play. As we all know, alcohol tends to dissipate water in the fuel. So it may help to some degree.

I suspect the water you viewed in your carb bowl has been a long time coming. It's probably been accumulating in your tank for a while. Or as I said, you got a bad batch from the station.

Sams in Annapolis sells a lot of gas everyday. Probably 10 times the amount of the average neighborhood station. If they got a bad batch, I'm sure it was isolated.
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