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Old 02-21-2013, 12:45 PM

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Is filling your tank at half a bad idea?

I have a 2004 6.0 and ever since I have gotten it, I have filled up when my tank is at half. Ever since then, my fuel pump got damaged and all of my injectors had to be replaced. Are my tank filling habits to blame?
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:05 PM
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has nothing to do with it
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:16 PM
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lol I run mine on a 1/4 all the time! ... and sometimes down to E... All is well
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:36 PM
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No, it has everything to do with you having a weak fuel pump for a long time. The weak pump junked your injectors. Refer to your first post here, 6.0 Engine Block Heater. A fuel pressure gauge would have probably saved your injectors.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:28 PM
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I keep my tank as full as possible just for the 340lbs, it rides better with a full tank.
I went as far as dropping my spare tire down drilled two 4" holes in the sidewall and managed to get 400+ lbs of concrete in the tire. Cranked it back up and locked it in with some 3/8 chain through the frame, you would be surprised how much better it rides because of that weight. Been thinking about welding a 3" pipe at the hub hole so I can fill concrete into the wheel too, figure 200lbs more would ride even better. Truck weighed 8640 empty. lol

As far as you fuel level goes it doesn't matter like the guys said but; it is possible you had some bad fuel and the trash settles to the bottom of the tank and you may have plugged up the fuel filters bad enough to have fuel starved the injectors. Or as simple as a bad fuel pump or regulator or even all three possibilities.
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