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Old 05-28-2012, 05:00 PM
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Changed fuel filters today.... Wow

As it says replaced both and they were both black is this normal I bought it used so no idea when they got changed truck has 108,000 I got it at 95,000 maybe they never did.... What could this hurt and will I notice anything better with the new ones


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Old 05-28-2012, 05:51 PM
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I would check the first filter in a few hundred miles and see if there is still some black crud being picked up. If it is I'd drop the tank and clean it out good as it sounds like you have bacterial growth in the tank.
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I have herd I that dad got it once I don't think I do it is like sludge and it grows and if you watch it it actually moves its nasty stuff I think it was never changed


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I have read, "I bought it used so I have no idea..." way too often over the past 1.5 years.
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Fuel filters should be changed every 15k miles.
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I would recommend taking your HFCM off (it's only 3 or 4 bolts and a couple quick connect plugs and fittings) and take it apart to clean out. I took mine apart when my truck had 110ish thousand miles and it had all kinds of gunk and crud built up in it. The truck ran smoother and started easier after I cleaned it. It's a really simple job if your mechanically inclined and you won't be sorry you did.
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I would recommend taking your HFCM off (it's only 3 or 4 bolts and a couple quick connect plugs and fittings) and take it apart to clean out. I took mine apart when my truck had 110ish thousand miles and it had all kinds of gunk and crud built up in it. The truck ran smoother and started easier after I cleaned it. It's a really simple job if your mechanically inclined and you won't be sorry you did.
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