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Metal in fuel filter bowl

Pulled the truck in the garage the other night, smelled fuel. Was dripping out the water drain tube, traced the issue back to the fuel/water drain o-rings... in the process, I decided to change the fuel filter, was way over due. When I pulled it out, I found metal shavings in the bottom of the filter bowl. Should I be worried? I think so, but maybe someone would know if this is a major problem... my only guess is the fuel pump is on it's way out... and shavings are ending up in the filter bowl. Truck still runs fine...

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ouch! I would start be cleaning it real good and go from there, do an ohm test on the pump, i would guess. I will leave this one to the tech's. but would like to know cause I dont want that to happen to me and know what it is if it do.

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I got as much of the particals out as I could with a turkey baster I stole from mom when I went down for dinner that night, but not all of it came out... I figure if I couldn't suck it out with the baster, the fuel in there wouldn't pick it up eather. And the new filter should protect the system down streem from there...

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How 'bout a magnet in there?
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I guess a magnet would work if the metal is steel... didn't think of it at the time.

Removal of metal particals not the real issue, though. Cause, however, would be good to know... Where else, besides the fuel pump, could the metal come from?

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magic elves may have sprinkled it in there...

e99 f250 ccsb, looks stock...
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magic elves may have sprinkled it in there...

geesh, why didn't I think of that????

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I know it's blasphemy around here, but lets see some pics of the chevy, I have an 84 as well.

e99 f250 ccsb, looks stock...
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I got as much of the particals out as I could with a turkey baster I stole from mom when I went down for dinner that night,
Make sure you rinse out the turkey baster maybe once!
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Make sure you rinse out the turkey baster maybe once!
We're a true die-hard diesel family... almost have mom talked into deep frying the turkey in diesel, instaid of veggie oil... figure if you can use veggie oil to run your truck, you should be able to deep fry a turkey in diesel...

Naw, I told mom she wasn't getting it back, I've wanted a baster for the garage for a while... now I got one!!!

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