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post #1 of 13 Old 10-18-2013, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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BLACK Fuel Filter

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I bought this truck a couple weeks ago for next to nothing, and I'm in the process of bringing it back to life.

I pulled the fuel filter today, and holy crap. It was freaking BLACK. I don't know if it's injector o-rings yet or just really old.

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they maybe ran farm diesel before. and the red dye blacked it out... or its really old lol.... but i see the fuel in filter bowl is blue diesel isnt blue.... maybe he added trans fluid to fuel or some other sort of additive that discolored it.


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When I first changed the filter in my truck it was also as black as that. The PO had not used the truck in about 5 years. The black in mine was from what I assume was algae. It has not been black since.

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If it is algae, you can get biocide treatments to run in it. Cheers!

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All the road diesel where I live has that blueish look to it or a neon green it's not clear. Usually when they are that black it has a algae problem if your not getting oil in fuel


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What kind of algae should I use?
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i would try and find something like this to add to the fuel
BIO KLEENŽ DIESEL FUEL BIOCIDE: A dual-phase biocide to kill microbes, bacteria and fungus.

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looks like injector orings to me
easy job

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Injector O-rings dont bother me.. Ive gotten pretty good at pulling injectors.

Glowplugs need to be replaced in this thing anyways.

Any other biocides that I could get a O'reillys, Autozone, ect?
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Truck stop is a good place to go

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