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Foreign material in fuel tank

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    I have a 2013 tc. Started having drivability issues a couple of weeks ago. I had a trusted shop diagnose for me. They found a white powder in my fuel tank. It had clogged the screen and in tank filter and even got into the injectors. No one can tell me where or what the substance is. I thought vandalism, or where I get my gas. I have gotten my gas from the same place for years. This substance is white and powdery. Tech seemed to think that some of the plastics around the round housing that holds the pump and sending unit had deteriorated. Tech says they flushed the lines and cleaned the fuel tank. Seem to start having the same issue. Any insight from anyone here? Replaced the fuel pump and entire sending unit
    barrybrent wrote:
    I have a 2013 tc. Started having drivability issues a couple of weeks ago. I had a trusted shop diagnose for me. They found a white powder in my fuel tank. It had clogged the screen and in tank filter and even got into the injectors. No one can tell me where or what the substance is. I thought vandalism, or where I get my gas. I have gotten my gas from the same place for years. This substance is white and powdery. Tech seemed to think that some of the plastics around the round housing that holds the pump and sending unit had deteriorated. Tech says they flushed the lines and cleaned the fuel tank. Seem to start having the same issue. Any insight from anyone here? Replaced the fuel pump and entire sending unit


    Hey barry.. I deleted your other double post. Ok onto what happened.. ODD!! If the plastic did degrade I could only think Ethanol-containing fuel. Something way higher than 10%. Any chance you're not the first owner of this tC? If someone did put let's say E85 (85% ethanol) in, I would imagine it would melt/burn the plastic not create a powdery substance. You sure someone didn't pry open your gas lid and then pour something directly into your tank? Take a really close look at your fuel door for ANY slight marks from someone prying it open. Maybe you should get a locking gas cap to make sure someone isn't screwing around with you.
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