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Fuel Contamination Believed to Cause Engine Failures in Florida

April 13, 2018

File photo of unleaded gasoline dispenser
File photo of unleaded gasoline dispenser

The City of West Palm Beach, Fla., has 36 police cars with engine failure, and fleet staff are pointing to diesel fuel found in the city’s unleaded gasoline tanks. The fuel supplier may be at fault, WPTV reported.

It will cost West Palm Beach $200,000 to replace the engines on 36 Ford Police Interceptor vehicles. The City of Miami Gardens and Miami-Dade County police have also had engine problems, with the county reporting problems on 49 vehicles.

Meanwhile, Ford is doing its own investigation on the engine failures, according to WPTV.


  1. 1. David Darby [ April 17, 2018 @ 07:05PM ]

    We deal with this on a routine basis. Universal color coding of dispenceing equipment would be a tremendous help. Example BP stations with green hoses for gasoline, also see this at marinas, unacceptable.


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