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Fuel tank coating plugged fuel pump.

Metal fuel tank diesel . Inside of tank has a coating that looks like silver paint. It plugged the fuel pump. Pulled the tank it has half coating left and the rest has come off. Will ford take care of this

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Good question! Have you been using any odd biofuel? this is probably the first thing Ford will ask you .In 40 years of fixing cars, I never had this problem.

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