Published Aug 03, 2019

It confirmed the gas station was selling premium grade that was 60%-70% water. This led to a stop-sale order, with the department placing signs over the plus and premium grades Thursday.

"I want to be reimbursed for my time and trouble, and I want my repairs to be reimbursed," said Davis, noting he worries about the possibility of transmission replacement following $1,100 worth of repairs.

Davis said the gas station owner tried to fault him for the repairs, pointing out the receipt showed he'd sold him regular grade. But the receipt proves the gas was prepaid, and the station printed "regular" on the receipt before Davis even got to the pump. He says he pumped premium, and that's why the state tested that grade upon his request.

"Your gas has water in it, and that's what damaged my car," Davis said.

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