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E85 fuel in a regular gas tank

My son filled my tank with E85 fuel and now the car will not stay running. (2001 Ford Windstar) It ran fine all day yesterday, but today it will barely start. Once running, you have to keep the gas pedal almost all the way to the floor and it's sputtering hard. If you take your foot off the gas pedal, it immediately dies. Should we drain the tank? Will the engine be OK?

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  • jsnyder99 Feb 10, 2009

    We got it fixed...purchased some high octane additive and drove it like we stole it!! We've used higher octane gas since with not further problems!! Thanks for all the help!!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Added Fuel Injector additive to 1/2 filled gas tank and it leaked all over the garage floor. Car was not running when I attemted this. What's up? John

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Siphon out as much of the E85 as you can and fill the tank with good gasoline and drive it like you stole it for a while. You can't drain a tank without removing it and the fuel filter isn't going to catch anything in the E85. This is what I would do anyway.

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Drain the tank change the fuel filter motor will be fine
it'll run funky until the e85 is flushed out

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

  • paul swallow Dec 12, 2008

    drain the tank , replace the fuel filter , motor will be finewill run funky until the e85 is flushed out,

    don't let your son fill the tank lol

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