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Old 04-07-2014, 05:32 AM
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Bad Diesel Fuel

I have a 1999 F250 SD Crew Cab Short Bed 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4 6 speed manual with 271,000 miles.

Here's my problem.

I haul water heaters to the scrap yard for my work. I drove 171 miles that day. Normally I don't get paid to go fill up (I also only drive 12 miles to the scrapyard round trip) They gave me a gas card to fill up and told me to fill up at the gas station infront of my work. (It's a off brand gas station) I said okay and did as they asked. My truck ran perfectly fine before I filled up there. Once I did, I noticed a major lack of power and started white smoking which means water in the fuel right? So I poured some water remover stuff made for diesels and it still won't run. I pulled the tank out over the weekend and the fuel was black! I drained it, cleaned the tank, put good fuel in and still no go. It starts, but then injectors start ticking like crazy like it's running out of fuel. What else do I look for? How can I fix this?
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:13 AM
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What water remover stuff did you use? Drained the fuel bowl as well so there's no bad fuel in there? Is it possible you still had bad fuel in the rails when testing after dropping the tank? Also what's the diesel sales like at the off brand station you filled up at? They sell a lot or is it pretty slow going there?
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:13 AM
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Fuel being black is algae. Save the fuel take it to your insurance and make a claim.

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Old 04-07-2014, 09:24 AM
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Fuel being black is algae. Save the fuel take it to your insurance and make a claim.

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That's what I thought but didn't want to give wrong info. I had no idea insurance would cover that. Is it under liability or full coverage?
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:09 AM
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Yep. Not sure though on coverage. Possibly depends on ur coverage. Should fall under floods etc kinda thing.

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