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Old 07-01-2010, 11:31 AM
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Fuel system replaced by insurance?

You can add me to the fuel system replacement list. I had a loss of power, and a loud clatter coming from one of the injectors. The local dealership found metal fragments in the fuel filter. They quoted me roughly $9k to replace the entire fuel system. I guess I can't complain as much as some of you guys. I managed to get over 150k out of my 08 before this happened, however dropping $9k is just not in my budget atm.

I have seen it mentioned that a few people have gotten their fuel systems replaced through their insurance companines. Any idea how they are going about this? Are they claiming accidents? I am hesitant to call the insurance company until I know a little more about how others have successfully convinced insurance to cover the repair.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:54 PM
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People are claiming vandalism.....Some punk put some junk in your tank.

Or,

Negligence......Gas station had contaminated fuel in their tank.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:19 PM
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Vandalism, or negligence like Longhaul said. There has to be some sort of reason for it. Be prepared to take a big hit on the deduct. though -- the last one I saw was around $13k CAD, and the deduct. was $5k.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:34 PM
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150K? Could this be the Messiah 6.4? How many radiators, EGR valves and DPF's?
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:47 PM
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150K? Could this be the Messiah 6.4? How many radiators, EGR valves and DPF's?
I rounded up a bit on the milage. I'm actually sitting at 142k miles. I bought the truck from the original owner at 125k miles. As to the problems the truck had before I purchased it, i am not sure. The owner didn't mention any major repairs. I doubt I will own the truck much longer to be honest. After this repair I am going to do my best to get out from under it. I love the truck, but I can't afford this again. As poorly designed as these fuel systems seem to be, I could be back in the same boat again with another bad tank of fuel.

Claiming vandalism scares me a bit. The last thing I need is to get caught up in any kind of insurance fraud. Negligence may be a better route. I do suspect a bad tank of fuel, although proving that may be tough.

Thanks for the quick replies guys.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:55 PM
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On the good side you managed to get 17K on her before a failure. That may be a record here?
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:27 PM
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44k on my truck. Never had a wrench on it, other than the oil pan drain plug and the filter housings.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:04 AM
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Just traded in my 08 6.4 (119k) for a brand new 6.7. Truck was starting to idle rough and signed paper work the same day it began idling and running rough. I am glad I got out of it and really like the new one. I suspect some type of fuel delivery problem...but also may have been issue with egr. Rough idle dont sound like much, but had just had to change 3 of 4 brake calibers, radiator and etc. Good luck
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:18 PM
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had 33,000 on it before the egr stuck and left me on the side of the road. As far as the insurance thing goes see it happen all the time. Just tell them some one put metal in your gas tank.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:32 PM
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44k on my truck. Never had a wrench on it, other than the oil pan drain plug and the filter housings.
KNOCK ON WOOD...Mine has 85k and the only person who has worked on it is me (besides Venturi T TSB). I have always changed fluids and filters according to extreme service and had to change out a transmission temp sensor...KNOCK ON WOOD. I always get fuel at reputable stations and drain my fuel filter at least once a month or more (depending on how many tanks I ran through that month). I fully expect to get 300k out of this truck (problem free, I hope).
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