I have a 99 Pontiac firebird which was recently shipped to Germany
from the U.S. Before I shipped the car it was fine, when I went to
pick up my vehicle and started it up the first time after a couple of
weeks it was okay until I went to the gas station. After I filled up
the tank thats when it started to sputter and shake alot. I thought it
was bad gas so I mixed fuel injector and water remover in the tank.
But it just got worse now when I start up the engine, not only does it
shake and sputter when I drive but there is also this ticking sound
just like a clock. My husband is clueless so any feedback from anyone
would be so appreciated. I was thinking because I haven’t driven it in
a few weeks, but I guess not. Thanks everyone! :D
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I doubt a plug wire fell off because it was OK when she drove it with
the original gas. And I don't think a tick or a stumble spells broken
connecting rod or will destroy the engine. Maybe the octane is really
low. I'd want to find out more about what went into it. Maybe everybody
that got gas there that day had the same problem. You could have the
fuel drained and try something else. With fuel cost there perhaps
somebody would take you old gas for free. I would not drive a lot
without getting it checked, depending upon how it runs. That's a
judgement call. If it's not stalling and only idleing rough, that's one
thing. Stalling and missing as you drive is more serious.
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