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E85 fuel in regular gas tank of 2001 Ford Windstar

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  • jsnyder99 Dec 12, 2008

    I'm concerned because the car won't stay running. I couldn't get to work today since it won't stay running long enough to get it out of the driveway. I have to keep the pedal almost to the floor.....

  • jac wilson May 11, 2010

    E85 means the fuel contains up to 15% ethanol. are you concerned about this because your vehicle is running poorly, or is this just a general question? most gas stations these days ad ethanol to their tanks.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol


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Its hard to say why the engine is running poorly, and though it may be fuel related (bad gas) i dont believe ethanol is the cause. when was your last fill up? how many miles have you driven on the last fill up? when did your vehicle start acting up?

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SOURCE: E85 fuel in a regular gas tank

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.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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Does a windstar use e85 fuel?


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drain the tank change the fuel filter motor will be fine
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