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Differences between fuel stations???

The last few weeks I have been chasing a rough idle condition and finally tracked it down. Hess Fuel. For whatever reason anytime I fill up at the local Hess station the truck idles rough, smokes more under hard throttle, lower fuel economy, and sluggish acceleration. If I go to any other station for fuel, the truck has no problems at all. Needless to say I cant really figure out why there is such a huge difference with that one station. I tried the Hess station 2 towns over and no problems at all. What could it be? I've drained the water seperator at each fill up and have gotten no water out of it at all. Anyone else have any experiences like this?

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To update this a little. I have avoided that fuel station like the plague, no more trouble to date. The only thing I can think of is maybe the fuel was bad? Or old?

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Old fuel will do that, so will gas contamination. The nose can usually tell, just smell the fill nozzle.

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When I first discovered the problem, I did sniff the nozzle, but it smelt fine. Probably looked like an idiot doing it too!

Still havent gone back to that station, still havent had any more trouble.

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