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Old 09-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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I think it might just be a coincidence. You probably just having an issue with your sending unit. They go bad without the pump going bad but unfortunately you have to replace them together as one unit. Usually a couple hundred bucks for the part.
I think it wasnt a coincidence. To the OP.... if i remember correctly, if you refill your tank with the key on the ON position it will take a while for your fuel gauge to read correctly. I am not sure if the Focus is like this, but I know my 05 Malibu was like this, as was my 2000 focus and my 03 F150. id say if you have no trouble with it again you are ok... if you want, try to recreate it by refueling while leaving hte key in the ON position and see if it happens again.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #12
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I have never left my key in the on position while refilling, I do however quickly turn it to accessory to record the mileage on my tripometer, and then quickly shut it off.
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Tomorrow marks two weeks that the CEL has been off.
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The easiest solution: stop buying fuel at Costco. How many brain cells does it take to figure this out? Are you a glutton for punishment? CostcoMurphySheetz all buy the cheapest pipeline piss of the day, and truck it in. Basically, the equivalent of buying discounted just-expired meat at the grocery store.

Do yourself a favor, run either Shell or BP, or I suppose Chevron if you have it in your area. How much are you really saving going to Costco? 50 cents every 300 miles?

I once made the mistake of trying to save a buck at Murphy, filled up my last Benz on premium, and it was sputtering before I got out of the parking lot. That was enough to dissuade me from returning.
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