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Gas might be your trouble!

October 27, 2010
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I was driving my vehicle down the turnpike doing 75 mph yesterday, when suddenly,…My car died with no warning. Cars whizzed by me  as I tried to coast to a place that I could get off safely. I pulled to the side of the road and turned the key and it started back up so I drove on and repeated this action 3 more times in a 20 mile stretch!

I thought there was something wrong with my car so I went to the house and checked it over thoroughly and could not find anything that would cause it to do this. I thought about it and said to myself maybe I got a bad tank of gas (possibly some water in it). I went to the parts store and the parts man nodded knowingly after I told him what happened. He called it an epidemic! He said that this same thing has been happening commonly with cars that have been using Ethanol mixed gas. He sold me a fuel additive and my problem cured. I am thankful for this but furious because the companies that make gasoline are causing problems that are not regulated properly. It is the same difference as watering down beer to increase profits. Dope dealers do this too and any crook knows that if they can sell you a product, make it cheaper, sell it to you for the same price as pure product, and get away with it then it only makes good business sense for them to do it. We are getting shafted by gasoline producers and it needs to stop.

The gas making crooks are inflating the price of gas, giving us less gas, making us pay full price, and then some. My car cut out on a major highway and could have killed me. These companies could care less. The only way to combat this is with legal action but even that is a long shot. Any suggestions?

If you are having car trouble such as the engine cutting off while going down the road or taking off from an intersection suspect your gas first, it could save you a lot of money by just buying an additive rather than a mechanic visit or unnecessary parts. We might need to ban together for a class action law suit …maybe that will get their attention. Infuriating!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2010 5:52 pm

    Actually I heard something similar on the financial news today. Some company’s profits were up substantially, but their sales were down! I think consumers are being exploited by these greedy companies and that they should be boycotted.

    • October 27, 2010 6:39 pm

      They need regulation to keep them from being able to do this. There is no law against it and we have to have the gas to function. They know this and they are profiting off of us like leeches. The only way to hurt them is to hit them in those deep pockets of theirs. It needs to be a financial hit that makes the gulf spill look like a drop in the bucket just to get there attention. The sad thing is that if you or I were to do this sort of thing we would be thrown under the jail but these people get to lead lives of luxury while they take everything we make and give us a diluted product while doing so and causing us to have to have our cars fixed due to their greed and I am not going to take it lying down. I may start making my own gas over this. I know that at least it wont be watered down.
      Thank you for reading adeeyoyo!

  2. October 27, 2010 10:05 pm

    I’m glad you solved your problem fairly easily.

    I have no trust in big business of any kind. They are all about profits, and will do anything they can get away with to make them. It’s sad. Whatever happened to social responsibility?

    • October 28, 2010 12:45 pm

      It could have gotten me into a wreck and if it would have happened to a less experienced driver in this circumstance it would have. Messing with gas this way should be against the law for this reason. Thank you for stopping by Pattiken… its good to see you today! Have a great day yourself… you made mine better seeing you.

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