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post #1 of 10 Old 12-28-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Drained the FCM today. Last time it was drained? I have no idea. Ive had truck for 7 months and today I realized I had never drained it...(I did replace the filters but do not remeber taking the plug out, forgive me Im new here.
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I would pull that filter, inspect it, clean the housing. Reinstall and monitor closely. It wouldnt hurt to also pull the small side cover off and clean it out.

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I will do that for sure on my next days off. Is this alot of trash or normal?

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I will do that for sure on my next days off. Is this alot of trash or normal?
I geuss that really depends on how long the accumulation is, and how many gallons ran through it. It is a fair amount at a glance. Looking at that fuel filter will give you a better idea, it could be packed.

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That is why the HFCM is the lowest point in the system with the big filter and the water/junk/test fuel drain. Either your tank is coming apart, or your fuel dealer has a lot of rust in his tanks. I guess the good news is the fuel looks clear and the particles are on the correct side of the first filter. There are a lot of people that had never changed the big filter, let alone drained a sample until the engine started running funny.

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That is why the HFCM is the lowest point in the system with the big filter and the water/junk/test fuel drain. Either your tank is coming apart, or your fuel dealer has a lot of rust in his tanks. I guess the good news is the fuel looks clear and the particles are on the correct side of the first filter. There are a lot of people that had never changed the big filter, let alone drained a sample until the engine started running funny.
About the fuel tank coming apart. Is it just a liner issue or what?

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I doubt he has rusting in his tank or too much from the filler. Most of the pick-ups have plastic tanks, but not all. I would bet the particles are from where he gets his fuel.
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Some trucks may have a lack of power due to low fuel pressure from a plugged fuel filter or in-tank pickup tube, or restricted fuel lines. This could be caused by the steel tank lining becoming de-laminated/flaking off. If this occurs, the tank will need to be replaced, along with the plugged components. Be aware that using biodiesel with more than 5% concentration (B5) may cause this to happen. The replacement tanks do have a more resistant coating to help prevent this occurance, however Ford still recommends using no higher than B5 biodiesel. Broadcast Message 6865, 7103.
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I looked at the tank today and I wanna say it was plastic...

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So I got to thinking about this rust issue today. The station I get my fuel from is only roughly a year old and is the most active station in town (only 4 stations in town with diesel not hard to be #1...) so bad fuel should not be the stations fault. But who knows were the fuel comes from originally.
And I reeeeeeley want a extra fuel tank in the bed. So were and how do I install a aftermarket fuel/water/trash sep? Between the extra tank and main tank? After main tank and before factory filter??

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You really need to go on-line to see what is offered. Then, you have to decide how you want it to work. Do you want a solenoid style in-cab control? Gravity to the main tank, or tied into the feed line? All the choices will affect ease of install, ease of use and cost.

For example: http://www.thefuelbox.com/Home.aspx

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