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Old 01-18-2022, 11:30 AM   #26
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Starting in ‘77.....some of it is needing to come up with a safer tank farther from the rear of the car
"On June 9, 1978, Ford Motor Company agreed to recall 1.5 million Ford Pinto and 30,000 Mercury Bobcat sedan and hatchback models for fuel tank design defects which made the vehicles susceptible to fire in the of a moderate-speed rear end collision..........In April, 1974, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall Ford Pintos due to defects in the design of the strap on gas tank which made it susceptible to leakage and fire in low to moderate speed collisions."
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Old 01-18-2022, 11:45 AM   #27
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There’s gotta be a secret to keeping the fuel pumps going. Both pumps in my ‘80 presumably took a dump but both pumps in the 84 are original and have yet to have issues, the 80 has half the mileage and both cars lived most of their lives in Arizona. The 84 for the longest time only got driven in the summer because it was the only vehicle with AC
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Old 01-18-2022, 01:50 PM   #28
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....a secret to keeping the fuel pumps going....my ‘80 presumably took a dump....84 are original and have yet to have issues....
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol began a decades-long growth in the United States in the late 1970s.

Fuel pump manufacturers had to redesign fuel pumps to deal with E10...millions of electric fuel pumps died when E10 was used on pumps not designed for E10. E10 would also clean up your tank and fuel line(s), with particulate matter being ingested by the electric pump, and clogging fuel filters sooner.
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