Common Problems Your Ford E-150 Econoline Fuel Tank May Likely Have
You have to make sure that your Ford E-150 Econoline fuel tank doesn't have any problem as this can lead to a very dangerous scenario. To help you prevent this from happening, here are some troubleshooting tips to quickly fix the most common fuel tank problems:
A common problem is fuel leakage due to the rusting exterior. If the tank is heavily rusting, its metal exterior will easily chip off and create tiny holes. If this happens, you will have to spend more money in refilling your vehicle, and most importantly, you're risking your safety. That's why it's important to quickly address the problem once you notice it. If the damage isn't severe, you can choose to remove the rust on your fuel tank and patch the holes using gas-tank sealer. Otherwise, you just have to replace it with a new one. Keep in mind, though, that you need to regularly check it for any signs of leakage, especially after sealing the holes, to ensure that you won't have a leaking fuel tank again.
Water in the tank
There are different ways for water to get inside your fuel tank, but the most common is through condensation every time the weather changes. Remember that even just a small amount of water can cause your vehicle to run inefficiently. You should add isopropanol or dry gas to fix this. What this will do is it will mix with water and allow it to get combusted by the engine. However, you will need to drain your tank if large amount of water is inside. To do this, you will add solvent and completely flush everything out even the fuel. Doing this should eliminate any water left inside your fuel tank.
Frozen fuel lines
If you live in a cold area, chances are you will have frozen fuel lines. However, you can still experience this problem even if you live in warmer places. What happens is water inside your fuel tank seeps through the lines and may sit there and freeze. This will stop the car from starting as no gas is able to smoothly run through the fuel lines from your tank. Should this happen, you have to keep your vehicle inside the garage and put a small heater to thaw the frozen lines. But keep in mind that you will need to replace your fuel lines once they get damaged by the expanding ice.