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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 10:26 PM
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Fuel stations HAVE had problems over the years with contaminates, wrong fuel in the supply tank, water mixed in and sometimes even completely wrong product put in their holding tanks.

I would check local news feeds and local forums for that station in particular. See if anyone else has had contaminated fuel of some sort recently. Stations that have issues (which usually affect dozens of customers) will often pay repair bills, so worth checking into.

My chemistry isn't the greatest, but I would guess the next most likely culprit would be the E85 others have mentioned. Not sure how it would dissolve parts though on two different bikes.
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The pump is $358.27 retail and I think I could install one in about an hour @$100.00 per hour. Charge should be around $480.00. no more than $500.00 https://www.partzilla.com/product/ho...89c468bedb8478

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The pump is $358.27 retail and I think I could install one in about an hour @$100.00 per hour. Charge should be around $480.00. no more than $500.00 https://www.partzilla.com/product/ho...89c468bedb8478
That's about right. But I also need to have the tank cleaned and scoured, new washers, bolts etc, injectors tested etc another 300 or so. Fuel lines flushed. This bad gas turned out to be very expensive deal.

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Fuel stations HAVE had problems over the years with contaminates, wrong fuel in the supply tank, water mixed in and sometimes even completely wrong product put in their holding tanks.

I would check local news feeds and local forums for that station in particular. See if anyone else has had contaminated fuel of some sort recently. Stations that have issues (which usually affect dozens of customers) will often pay repair bills, so worth checking into.

My chemistry isn't the greatest, but I would guess the next most likely culprit would be the E85 others have mentioned. Not sure how it would dissolve parts though on two different bikes.
If it was E85 (not being used in Phoenix but who knows) then I have read about dissolving parts and warnings for other bikes. Apparently ok for new cars, but does the same for the older ones.

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Just my opinion but "the gas is literally eating away at the tank, and dissolved parts of the the fuel pump" is total BS.Please let us know what dealer is telling you this so we can avoid them in the future,
I had a chance to look at the parts. A complete disaster. The base of the pump and connectors are corroded, the pump shape is distorted and the tank has started to etch, . It looks like i put in a low level acid and not gas. There is also some sort of debris from the corroded parts. I wonder if someone is pushing E85 in town. Cars won't have much trouble but from what I read, this is a no no for most bikes. Apparently the same thing happened on the Harley so I don't think it is a coincidence.
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A little something on E85 15% ethanol. https://ethanolrfa.org/2013/06/ethanol-on-two-wheels/

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Personally I wouldn't even mess with that tank I would get on EBay and see if I could find all the parts. They've got lots of parts on there from low mileage bikes. You might save some$$$$. Hope this helps. I would probably look at new injectors also if its eating the tank it will eat the windings of the injectors. You might also check with your insurance company they might help.

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That's about right. But I also need to have the tank cleaned and scoured, new washers, bolts etc, injectors tested etc another 300 or so. Fuel lines flushed. This bad gas turned out to be very expensive deal.
One would think that others have the same problem, any chance the fuel seller will help $? If not, small claims court?
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Just looked on EBay found fuel pump for $35 w/shipping, injectors and hose $47 w/shipping, fuel tank $66 w/shipping less than $150 for all parts not to bad.

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