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post #1 of 3 Old 02-09-2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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I bought my PS and was told that it was up to date on the maint so no need to change things immediately.

Well the time came for the fuel filter to be changed -- changed at 18k -- when i did i now have doubts about how well maintained it actually was--- there was a crud in the bottom of the bowl and there the filter ended there was a line -- looked like that dirty line left in your bath tub after you wash your dog and drain the tub. i messed with it some and tried to wipe it out but did not mess with the stuff in the bottom. left well enough alone for now.

Is this normal -- should it be cleaned and if so how--

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Do you know if your truck sat for awhile? The fuel might have settled and separated there.
Add some Diesel 911 or something similar to your next several tanks and check it again.

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Greentuck: If possible next time you change the F/Filter... Take a pic of inside the bowl and post it... Most important thing to me is you don't want to send that crud to your injectors... You might spend some time and try to remove as much as possible... via a slow process as a hand full of q-tips or small wipes....

Or even try to suck it out some how... Then something to think about is to open the water separator {Yellow Lever} on the back of fuel bowl... and Leave it open... Place a large bucket under the drain tube... Then flush the bowl with fresh diesel a few times... maybe to flush any small pieces of that crud out of there... Maybe even spray out a few times with carb cleaner then flush with fresh diesel... Just make sure the yellow lever is in the open position so all will drain ...

This might take some time... This might even be a bad idea... The only thing to me is you don't want that crap going into your injectors...

After this problem is solved... Change that filter between 10K-15K miles... No matter what...

Also try to by your fuel from the busiest truck stop or quick stop {Thats sells alot of Diesel}... That way you know you are at least not pumping 3month or 6month old standing diesel into your tank...

Maybe other owners will give their thoughts or opinions on this matter... I have never had this problem... I just threw out a few ideas...

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