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Metal particles in Secondary Fuel filter housing normal?

Hi Guys,

Truck has 80,000 km's on it and I just performed oil and fuel filters for the first time myself (normally had ford do it). One question, I know the HPFP sends fuel back to the Secondary filter, so I was a little worried to see very very small metal flakes in the bottom of the filter housing. Is this normal? They were the type that I only noticed when you moved the light around if you know what I mean, I sucked out the residual fuel and wiped the housing clean as best I could.

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Here is a pic after I sucked out the fuel.

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Are you talking about the filter on top of the motor? If so metal particles are not a good thing.

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Yes the 4 micron on top of the engine. I saw some posts from some ford mechanics on here that seemed like it was normal to see that.

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Metal particles in Secondary Fuel filter housing normal?

Yes it is normal... I have fought this w ford for a while!! In a ford tech and with as many claims that i have seen not paid due to having metal in the fuel system while im being told that this is normal makes absolutely NO sense to me!! Lol sry for the rant!! If u arent having any driveability issues you are all good!


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Thanks for the info. The truck seems fine, nothing indicating a fuel problem.

Another question. I saw recently some posts saying that some techs bleed the fuel system by cracking a banjo bolt on the fuel cooler. Is the procedure in the book not adequate ? I cycled the pump about 10 times and the truck started like normal. I guess some guys are saying the air can damage the HPFP.

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Metal particles in Secondary Fuel filter housing normal?

Taking the banjo bolt loose is only if you either try to start w/o priming or have done a hp system repair. It isnt needed for filters as long as you prime as you said!


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Thank you for the answers!

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