Bad cylinder

Discussion in 'Ford Hybrids' started by CarlD, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    GSA ? I bet they used E85 , unless they could find E100.
  2. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    Probably not. I know there was a lot of pickup trucks on base that had huge "Fuelled by clean Natural Gas" stickers that ran along the rocker panels. There was a set of CNG pumps on base, and I NEVER saw anybody using them. The vehicles all came with fuel cards, and the drivers always chose to do what was easy and familiar. The filled up the gasoline tank and drove it.
  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Funny how our Uncle Sam pushes E85 on us , but doesn't require their own guys to use it.
  4. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    I think its all BS. I'm sure the CNG trucks were purchased so some pencil pusher can say "X% of the fleet runs on alternative fuel", but in reality almost none of it is.
  5. CarlD

    CarlD Well-Known Member

    The FEH was in good shape and well-maintained as far as I could tell before I bought it. The varnish problem was from fuel and sitting during the summer, not oil or maintainance history. Bad on me for not using stabilizer/and or ethanol treatments. Like I said, the cylinder head shop says they see this a lot on vehicles that sit during the summer. There are a lot of those in Phoenix as many snow birds and retirees flee the heat but leave their vehicles in the valley during the summer.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2014

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