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    almost no power in any gear, in URGENT need of assistance.

    i have a stock 06 wrx. 25k miles, ran like a dream, last night for what i can't find a reason for i lost all power in every gear. all gears seem to do the same thing, and produce a very minute amount of power at around 5-6.5k rpm. no CEL. i can barely get my car up to 30mph. i smelt something burning and though it might be the cluch or who knows.

    im pretty new to car problems, and ive got no clue what could be causing this or how to fix it. currently i am away from home on leave(i drove my caar 1200 miles on a trip, got here perfect..)

    two days ago i accidentally put half a tank of 85 octane gas in(stupidbackwards idaho pumps) but i dont thing that could causesomething this bad.

    i really dont know what to do, and need urgent help, and im sorry if there was a simmilar problem posted, i didnt have tme to read through like i normally would.
    thank you so much in advance for the help.

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    Why are you driving at 5-6k RPM when you put 85 octane in....?

    Do a compression test. Be prepared for bad results.

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    Well, if your clutch were slipping you would get more rpms w/ more throttle but not much acceleration. Is this what you are experiencing?

    Is the engine making any weird noises?

    How much of the bad tank of gas is left?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.J. View Post
    Well, if your clutch were slipping you would get more rpms w/ more throttle but not much acceleration. Is this what you are experiencing?

    Is the engine making any weird noises?

    How much of the bad tank of gas is left?
    well i think that is exactly whats going on. i just barely feather the gas, and it shoots up to 4k with absolutly no power. so a new clutch is needed if thats the case?

    i have about half a tank left, and for the first while it ran ok,(not great but ok) and the engine sounds fine, maybe a touch whinier then before.

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    Not that I have any idea what I am doing, but maybe get some octane booster to throw in there? And some fuel system cleaner?

    Unless someone thinks that the two of these would work poorly together on a half tank of ****ty gas?

    The compression test is definitely your first step to finding the problem though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustyrocket View Post
    well i think that is exactly whats going on. i just barely feather the gas, and it shoots up to 4k with absolutly no power. so a new clutch is needed if thats the case?
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    Also, you shouldn't be at a half tank on that bad gas. You should've added good gas to it since then. And actually, mid grade wouldn't hurt because E85 increases octane
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    thank you all so much for the help, it was the clutch and turns out warrenty covered it all. as far as the gas situation, i got 91 back in it and its running great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicknoble View Post
    Not that I have any idea what I am doing
    this made me lol. at least youre honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
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