Originally Posted by Table Rocker
Was is sputtering or pinging/detonating? Lower octane causes detonation in higher compression engines.
Where did you get the gas that you later found to be 87? Could it have been old gas? Gas that sat in a can for a while, gas that sat in a marina's tank over the winter?
Someone went out to pick up the gas so if there was old gas in one of the tanks we use or condensation it could have caused the problem.
There was no sputtering or pinging just the delay and some coughing. As long as I go slow at the start it doesn't seem to happen.