Beware of bad gasoline at the pueblo Phillips 66 stations

If you've recently filled up at one of the Phillips 66 gas stations located on a pueblo (such as the Santo Domingo and San Felipe stations along I-25), you may have gotten some bad gasoline. My husband filled up at Santo Domingo a few days ago, and the check engine light came on afterward. I called our mechanic, and he's been hearing similar problems from others who had just filled up at these pueblo stations. So far, not much damage has been reported, just rough-running cars and glaring check engine lights.
His advice?

--If your car is running, just drive through your current tank of bad gas until it's almost empty.
--Fill up at a Chevron or a non-pueblo Phillips 66.
--Drive 3/4 through that fresh tank.
--Take it in to your mechanic, and they'll reset the check engine light.
--If the light doesn't come back on, and your car is running fine, problem solved. If the light comes back, or if your car is still running rough, you'll need to run diagnostics.

I'm sorry if this reduces business at any of the stations, but it's not worth damaging your car. Stop at the pueblo stations for chips and soda, but don't get your gas there.

Tags: 66, Domingo, Felipe, Phillips, San, Santo, bad, car, gas, pueblo, More…trouble

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I thought it was regulated, too, but I don't know much about gasoline, either. My husband has been getting gas from the pueblos for years, so I suspect this problem could just be from a random bad batch. And to be fair, this doesn't seem to be as bad as the diesel mix-up that happened about a year ago.
When Costco received a bad batch, they took care of the issue PDQ, and repaired a lot of fuel systems. (Although I can't remember what exactly the problem with the gas was - maybe it was water.)

Also, I don't know if this would help, but adding a bottle of fuel injection cleaner wouldn't be a bad idea - Chevron adds a tiny bit to their gasoline.
Thanks, Shotsie, I'll try the fuel injection cleaner after we've used up this bad batch of gasoline. Perhaps that's why our mechanic recommended getting gas from Chevron stations...

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