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6.7 rust in fuel system non warranty
2013, 6.7 plat 4 x 4, aluminum aux fuel tank-not steel, 14,000 miles, fueled at Shell and Valero, oil change at 5k, 10k, was going to do fuel filter at 15k. FORD: Contaminated fuel. State Farm Insurance: not contaminated fuel, excessive wear and tear and/or poor maintenance. I started an earlier post on this. Total cost to me before core $12,000.00 out of pocket. $1,500.00 in core charges to keep all damaged parts (entire fuel system, pump, EGR, fuel lines, fuel body, valves, all 8 injectors, etc.
In closure-State Farm did two visits on this, 2nd at my request after I paid to drop fuel tank. Did several test, one a magnet test, two others they would not disclose to me. Said magnet clean, denied claim. Ford Service Manger said not true, they sweep the tank for a long period and pulled up a mess of metal fine particles, rusted. I am convinced fuel contamination. State Farm claims said all clean, inspector either not being truthful or someone else? In the end I am the guy that has the money and can afford the repair but I am also the guy that can afford the legal avenue, I just think it is ashamed that it has to come to that. More so what about the guy that can not pay for this nor the attorney. Big Business screwing the little guy. Just not right.
In earlier post I dogged Ford, I still think the filter system should of prevented this damage but in the end looks like an insurance issue. Make sure and change your fuel filters at 10k, I am doing mine every 5k to best safe. Also drain the water separator often. I love the truck....tows my 5th wheel well. Just hope it performs now going forward. And no more contaminated fuel.