I filled my tank up with Ethonal yesterday not knowing I was not putting unleaded gas into my tank, as I left the gas station I realized what I had done. The drive home was fine my truck did not act up a bit, however I later was going to run to the store but when I got in my truck to start it, it would not start. It did make a fast clicking like noise for a while. I made several attempts to start it and was not successful and now I dont even get the clicking noise anymore and the battery is dead.
What can I do to fix my problem, do you know what all I should look for, what effect does this have on my truck?
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Re: Ethonal Fuel.... I Need Help
You need to get all enthol flushed out ,as there may water enter in the engine block put back the normal fuel and jump start the car if there is not much damaged done your car should start if not you need to send good bucks on the fuel injection system on your cars..................
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no reason stated? why not just run fuel, its already ready to run
and in USA< (not stated either) has 10 % ethanol already
iso heet comes in 2 types, ethanol and methanol.
if you buy the ethanol its useless here, like adding 1 drop of peee in the ocean of ethonal
but the methanol , is good for known fuel line icing.
id not mess with it. at all. leave the chemistry to your fuel co.
send 5min and read the MSDS sheets on both and see,
one bottle is blue other red.
i believe (too lazy to look it up for you) ISo means its ethanol.
99% in your bottle is it is Isopropanol is the simplest secondary alcohol, also known as isopropyl alcohol or more commonly as rubbing alcohol.
minus the rubbing oil, sure.
your 20 gallon tank (guess) is 2 gallons of ethonal, inside.
so how much water can it suck up,
50 times more that pure gas.
fresh fuel is less than 1% water (in the ethanol part)
and can rise to 4% stored. in 60 days.
longer invites phase change, and the water releases. bad idea.
but you empty one tank per weak so it is a water eating system already, big TIME.
is you tank the metal type if so you need to remove it and flush it out. and clean the fuel lines change the filter and clean the carb out. i only say is it metal tank as some people have upgraded the tank to plastic. also converted the engine to unleaded fuels. the lead replacement that can be left in the tank so you can use unleaded fuel is ok but you do need to clean the tank out from time to time due to oxidation on the lead, it creates a green sludge in the tank and can be dragged in to the fuel lines and get past the filter if the filter is damaged this will cause similar problems you mention.
dont do it. fuel injectors fuel filters and plugs may need to be replaced I would not take the chance. some people say fill the tank the rest of the way with regualr unleaded gas I say "NO" there is to much at stake like a complete cleanout of the engine and fuel system and this could cost thousand yes thousands of dollars
If the fuel gauge drops off when you are driving then its a sending unit problem that means you have to drop the tank and replace the float and sending unit. This is a common problem for alot of cars because of cheap gas. If you have to drop the tank check the fuel pump canster for dirt because of cheap gas. Replace the fuel pump strainer and fuel pump filter. If the car or truck has about 100,000 miles you might want to change the fuel pump at that time also just to cover your back. If you take it to a shop they will charge you at least $900 to start. But if you do it yourself it will cost you about $200 dollars maybe alittle more.
I have a feeling you got a wholed of unleaded fuel or bad fuel
I drive a diesel box truck the station I always took it to the fuelman put unleaded in the diesal tanks and the truck just died it had to have the gas tank completed drained and cleaned out but also ask yourself how many miles are on it and when was last tune up and if you live in a cold climate I recommend a heater block plug
im not sure if the reason is the leaded gasoline that you put, but if you want to replace the gasoline in the tank, you can trace if there is a drain bolt under the tank then drain the gas in the tank. be safety consious since your handling flamamble liquids. then if you can trace your fuel line that goes to the engine, you can flush that too with air. then when your sure that the tank is empty and the lines are clean, you can fill it up with your correct unleaded gas and have a good battery ready and crank your engine until the new gas is in the engine already and i hope it would start now.
Make sure that your fuel presure is up to at least 60 psi if not that could be your problem. If not, make sure you are getting spark, if not could be your Crank sensor or ingniton module ECM. Usually if your Engine control module wouldn't be bad because of your fuel pump is working, but may not be putting out the proper pressure for the fuel system. Fuel Pumps are a Problem with that year..