Is it possible to flush-out fuel systems (fuel pumps) on Volvos?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by socraticquest, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Hello,

    I believe I received contaminated gasoline; which can damage the fuel-
    pump. As a (much) more inexpensive alternative than replacing the fuel
    pump, is it possible to have the fuel tank pumped-out, and to flush-
    out the fuel system i.e., fuel-pump?

    socraticquest, Feb 3, 2007
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  2. socraticquest

    Gary Heston Guest

    What do you think the fuel is contaminated with? Water or particules of
    some sort (dirt, rust, etc.)?

    Water can be dealt with by adding denatured alcohol; it mixes with the
    water and it'll get burned out via the engine. Run the tank nearly dry
    before refilling it, and it wouldn't hurt to add alcohol to the next
    tankful as well.

    Any particulate matter should be filtered out by the fuel filter, which
    is much less costly to replace than the pump.
    You're welcome.

    Gary Heston, Feb 3, 2007
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