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Fuel filter maintenance question
My 2008 F250 is new to me (1 month), and it was time to change the fuel filters so I tackled the job last night. It was a royal PITA as everybody says but I have a question for the experts here.
When I drained the water/fuel separator, it dumped a bunch of fuel into my container as expected so I continued with my change and when completed I looked at the fuel in the container which surprised me. There was gunk that settled to the bottom that looked like black grit and a 1/2" x 1/4" black glob of something. Is this normal, should I be concerned? I am a diesel noob so this is very new to me. The previous owner changed fuel filters every 4k miles so it's not like it has been forever on these filters. Both filters were moderately dirty but not black or clogged.
I took a bit of a diesel bath as the fuel dumped out of the primary housing when I took the filter out, my wife is not happy with the smell!