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    Cardone - Depends what kind of part. For the most part, they're good.

    There's no such thing as an aftermarket ECM though.

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

    This sounds strikingly similar to what happened to my Catera back in April. Honestly, I never looked into it because I just gave up with the car. I would drive it for 15 minutes then it would just stall/shut off. After half an hour I'd be able to start it again, and the same thing happens. Then, while sitting it developed a misfire in cylinder 6 which, I'm guessing, is from bad gas.

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    "Bad gas" is excruciatingly hard to find.

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

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    "Bad gas" is excruciatingly hard to find.
    Old gas.

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    If it were old enough to cause a problem, it would be consistent. Not come and go in 15 minute/half hour intervals.

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    If it were old enough to cause a problem, it would be consistent. Not come and go in 15 minute/half hour intervals.
    Ahhhh dude, I meant the misfire developed a few months ago while sitting. I haven't put in any gas since April, and I'm saying that the misfire may be from months old gas. It has nothing to do with the stalling/shutting off of the car.

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

    It takes many years for gas to go bad. I have a car in storage that I just took out for the every 2 year emissions inspection. Looking at my records I see I last filled it up in 2006. So with 7 year old gas it still runs fine.

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

    Quote Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
    It takes many years for gas to go bad. I have a car in storage that I just took out for the every 2 year emissions inspection. Looking at my records I see I last filled it up in 2006. So with 7 year old gas it still runs fine.
    Hmm, we learn something new every day. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
    It takes many years for gas to go bad. I have a car in storage that I just took out for the every 2 year emissions inspection. Looking at my records I see I last filled it up in 2006. So with 7 year old gas it still runs fine.
    Im not a pro. but 7 years ago a would say gas was different. Alot of chemicals companies started to add to the gas in pass 7 years, to minimize oil in gas so they can produce more to sell. Now gas have expiration date....

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    .....What? What oil in gas? Where did you get that little tidbit of information???

    Anyway.. In 2003, my '91 Accord was totaled. It sat in a friends yard until 2 years ago, at which point I moved it to a garage on my street. It started right up after 8 years of sitting, with the same gas in the tank, and no stabilizer.

    A couple of years ago, my Seville was not drivable for 364 days. After the engine was replaced, it started and ran fine on the whole half tank of year old gas.

    Gas that is several months old, is perfectly usable.

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    Re: Help for a friend and his 1999 Catera

    Hi to all,

    I haven't been on the forums for about a month now, because a little something in the family issue all of your help has still been useful & I have been using it to the best of my knowledge.

    But here is a little update & hopping I can have an incite of what to do, come to find out it was never the fuel pump is was the computer to the car which had burned out jumping the car with a dead battery so I was told.

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