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post #1 of 17 Old 11-15-2007, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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bad tank of fuel what do i do?

i filled up two nights ago at kangaroo with 35 gallons. i have had the water in fuel 2 times in 2 days i have only used a 1/4 tank. will kangaroo pay for another tank of fuel? and do i need to drain the tank or try to run it?

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I'd call Kangaroo first and tell them about the problem, see if other customers have complained. Does your truck sit outside at night? Someone didn't pour water in it by chance?

You can run Diesel Power Service additive which will help disperse the water but you may want to drain the tank also.

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it does sit out side at night but i live on a farm in the middle of no where. im going to call Kangaroo this morning and see what they will do. would it be better to put the additive in or just drain the tank?

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it does sit out side at night but i live on a farm in the middle of no where. im going to call Kangaroo this morning and see what they will do. would it be better to put the additive in or just drain the tank?
Drain the tank, I suggest you drain it into cans or other proper container. Then replace the fuel filter, then refill using a good premium brand of fuel. When you refill the tank with fresh diesel I suggest you add the additive at that time. This will help with any water residue that maybe left in the tank.

One way to drain the tank is by removing the supply line from the fuel pump. You will want to remove the supply line on the front of the pump. Or the side of the pump that is towards the front of the truck. Then put a section of rubber hose on the fuel pump with some hose clamps to hold it in place. That way the pump will pump continously until the tank is drained. You will need to watch this as you don't want to run the pump dry. You can watch your fuel gauge this way as well to see how much fuel you still have in the tank.


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talked to Kangaroo finally they said they wernt going to do anything for me. so now i have 35 gallons of fuel i have to drain and get rid of they deff lost a customer for life

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talked to Kangaroo finally they said they wernt going to do anything for me. so now i have 35 gallons of fuel i have to drain and get rid of they deff lost a customer for life

stuff like that pisses me off, if it wasn't so illegal I'd take it and drain it in their parking lot.
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I had an '04 that I got bad fuel in once with a lot of water, and it took about 2 weeks of draining and filter changing to get the water in fuel light off. Later I had it worked on by Ford where one of my really good friends was a tech and he said all the injectors had rust in them and if ford saw that they would make me eat it out of neglect. I asked what else I could of done since I drained the crap out of it, added additive, and changed the filters, and he said next time it happens to go straight to a dealer and give them your reciept from your last fill-up and they would bill the station for the repairs. They probably have a lot more pull than us! Any way that is the advice I got from a Ford diesel tech on water in your fuel. I know if it ever happens again I will follow this procedure immediatly. Good luck!

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I had an '04 that I got bad fuel in once with a lot of water, and it took about 2 weeks of draining and filter changing to get the water in fuel light off. Later I had it worked on by Ford where one of my really good friends was a tech and he said all the injectors had rust in them and if ford saw that they would make me eat it out of neglect. I asked what else I could of done since I drained the crap out of it, added additive, and changed the filters, and he said next time it happens to go straight to a dealer and give them your reciept from your last fill-up and they would bill the station for the repairs. They probably have a lot more pull than us! Any way that is the advice I got from a Ford diesel tech on water in your fuel. I know if it ever happens again I will follow this procedure immediatly. Good luck!
i might just try that i was about to go out and start on it but that a good idea. thanks

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