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Old 11-21-2011, 12:36 PM
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High Pressure Fuel Pump Shuts Down Engine?

I have a 2010 F350 6.4 Liter Diesel Super Duty. Fuel pump shut down two weeks ago stranding me on the highway. Truck has been at the Dealer since then. Dealer and Ford says, "contaminated fuel". Insurance Company is investigating. $9,500.00 to do repairs. Not my first diesel, I've had several over the years starting with the 7.3 liter. Any ideas????? Seems hopeless at the moment. 48,000 miles on the truck. Maintained at the dealer routinely. Dealer says metal shavings in fuel tank, fuel lines and injectors.
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The metal would be from the high pressure fuel pump. When water is ingested it causes the pump to fail internally due to a lack of lubrication. The pump then sends the metal shavings through the entire high side and low return side of the fuel system. The last one I did stuck injectors open and kept trying to hydrolock on fuel
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The metal would be from the high pressure fuel pump. When water is ingested it causes the pump to fail internally due to a lack of lubrication. The pump then sends the metal shavings through the entire high side and low return side of the fuel system. The last one I did stuck injectors open and kept trying to hydrolock on fuel
Do you think an airdog will help the HPFP live a long life?
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The metal would be from the high pressure fuel pump. When water is ingested it causes the pump to fail internally due to a lack of lubrication. The pump then sends the metal shavings through the entire high side and low return side of the fuel system. The last one I did stuck injectors open and kept trying to hydrolock on fuel
ok. I take it you are a diesel tech? Work for a Ford House? My insurance is only looking at "current fuel" in the tank and testing that. Does Ford have any engineer's reports or anything I can use to go back to the Insurance for my policy claim?
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ok, I take it you are a diesel tech? Work for a Ford House? My insurance is only looking at "current fuel" in the tank and testing that. Does Ford have any engineer's reports or anything I can use to go back to the Insurance for my policy claim?
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Ask your dealer for a copy of the water in fuel/ non warrantable job aid, this has pictures and descriptions of water contaminated fuel systems, your insurance company will usually come inspect and take pictures and this will give them a reference. It may be a good idea to take pictures yourself also. It depends on the company but sometimes they will cover this even if there is currently no water in the tank.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:26 PM
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ok. I take it you are a diesel tech? Work for a Ford House? My insurance is only looking at "current fuel" in the tank and testing that. Does Ford have any engineer's reports or anything I can use to go back to the Insurance for my policy claim?
can you send me a picture of what you have experienced and possiblly an explanation? I looked at the pump, the service tech pointed out "pitting" but they are barely discernable, going to cost me $10,071.00 to repair now. Insurance agent does not look like they are going to take care of unless they find water in this fuel sample. unfortunate but having to get with attorney now.
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The metal would be from the high pressure fuel pump. When water is ingested it causes the pump to fail internally due to a lack of lubrication. The pump then sends the metal shavings through the entire high side and low return side of the fuel system. The last one I did stuck injectors open and kept trying to hydrolock on fuel
hit the nail on the head. ive seen this same thing before. its part of the basic diesel diag sheets, "fuel system debris check" and if you answer yes to the question you get a new pump, fuel rail, injectors and you get to flush all the lines
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Do you think an airdog will help the HPFP live a long life?
It will not help in a case where mass amounts of water has been put in the tank. Best thing is for everyone to keep an eye out on there WIF light and periodically drain the separator say every oil change. When a situation like this occurs it is not your typical water in fuel condition from condesation it is more than likely a in-ground tank is not sealed properly and allowing water in. Hope this helps.
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It will not help in a case where mass amounts of water has been put in the tank. Best thing is for everyone to keep an eye out on there WIF light and periodically drain the separator say every oil change. When a situation like this occurs it is not your typical water in fuel condition from condesation it is more than likely a in-ground tank is not sealed properly and allowing water in. Hope this helps.
Good deal, thanks
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