I was on my way to Key West from lower New York and travelled many miles down I-75 making many pit stops for gas and for snacks. The second day I was travelling, I was going through the lower part of Georgia when I noticed I needed fuel for my car. I stopped at a local BP and fueled up and got something to eat. I was in a hurry so I filled up, grabbed something to eat, paid and I was on my way. I was going through the middle of Florida and my car started spitting and sputtering and finally stopped. I called AAA and had my car towed to the local mechanics shop. Telling the mechanic what was going on with my car before it stopped, he promptly told me he bet I had gotten gas with water in it. Checking it out, sure enough, I had water in the gas. He cleaned out the system, replaced the fuel filter, put everything back together and filled it up with gas. By this time, I had found a motel room for the night, Called my intended host on Key West to tell her I would be later than I thought and what had happened. Needless to say, I was rather upset to have to spend more than I thought on a trip that had a tight budget anyway. So, long story short, you never know where or when you will get water in gas. I understand that the getting water in gas is not unusual since the tanks holding the gas will "sweat" when the liquid inside cools down at night from being hot during the day. I have also found out that some gas companies put an agent in there gas that will disperse the water which has collected in the tanks. I'm not saying the station was at fault but it seems to me that knowing the above facts should have made it necessary for the people running the station to periodically check the gas for water content. I don't know if this is possible but it would make some sense for someone to invent a way to do so.
Ouch that really stinks! I've had some problems with bad gas too but not from BP. I usually will add dry gas to my gas tank when I get gas from a station that I don't really frequent often. You just never know anymore what you will get when you fill up.
I hate that so many of these gas stations can get away with selling us up to 10% ethanol with our gas. Crazy!
I am with you feelslike... I hate it that these gas stations and gas companies can sell us something that is not pure gas. They sure don't give us a better price for the gas with ethanol. They keep raising their prices too.
Where you able to get money back from BP for the bad gas? I know most times if there is a problem with the gas your warranty will not cover the damage. They call it negligence.