posted on May, 7 2011 @ 09:49 AM
It actually has more to do with the water attracted by the ethanol and water's corrosive properties. Alcohol naturally attracts and absorbs water.
This is also why Drygas, is actually made from Alcohol.
Water is a corrosive due to it's alkalinity and it's oxygenating properties which form scales as in deposits which later lead to corrosion
Once corrosion occurs on a fuel pump's internals, it changes it's tolerances leading to heat buildup and later failure.
My question would be...how much of this water already in the gasoline sold at the pump, absorbed from the underground tanks ?
Seeing as this article comes from Florida, known for it's humidity, and high water table it also conveys quite a bit of evidence pointing to
People do tend to allow their tanks to run low or near empty. Unfortunately doing this only allows more surface area for condensation to accumulate in
the tank resulting in more water to occur in the fuel system.
The best preventative is to keep your tank topped off, especially in the winter time, providing less surface area for condensation to accumulate due
to temperature fluctuations and humidity from the atmosphere.