Community Forum For "Alcohol Can Be A Gas" Readers
If alcohol had anything to do with this it was probably that which was consumed by her mechanic. LOL. Did they check the fuel system? Alcohol has two characteristics that can have a negative effect on a system. It is not a good lubricant, and it is a great cleaning agent. We, just yesterday, had to put a new fuel pump in our 2004 Sebring. We usually run between 20 and 50% ethanol so it would be easy to pin the blame on that. Reality is that lots of them have the same problem at about the same mileage and 50% gasoline should be enough for lubrication. The manufacturer says its common. Attached is a picture of the thing we had to replace. What we needed was the pump. It only comes as a module with the filter, the gas gage sending unit, the presure regulator and the float. And the whole thing is inside the gas tank.
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