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Old 09-21-2010, 01:50 PM
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Trash in Fuel?

Okay, so here's my problem. When my truck gets below a 1/4 of tank, it starts idle real funny, and I don't trust it. It feels like it could shut off any moment. And the idle is real jumpy.

It's got probably 3,000 miles on MotorCraft fuel filters.

One time I used NAPA filters (on accident) and my truck completely died when it got to a 1/4 tank. I thought it was a fuel pump, so I had it towed to my dealership. Ended up being a clogged filter.

So what should I do about this? I think I saw some stuff in a truck stop one time that said it is supposed to clean out your tank (made by the same people who make Diesel Kleen, I think it's Power Service?). Would that work? or should I get my dealer to drain my tank at my next fuel filter change?
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:53 PM
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Drop your tank pull the Pickup out of the tank. And replace the filter on the end of it.
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^^ Or lift the bed. Lifting the bed is easier to do if you have a lift of some sort. Harpoon the tank while you are in there.
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Drop your tank pull the Pickup out of the tank. And replace the filter on the end of it.
Pickup? Can you elaborate? And there is a filter on the tank? Sorry, I'm still learning.

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^^ Or lift the bed. Lifting the bed is easier to do if you have a lift of some sort. Harpoon the tank while you are in there.
I don't have a lift of any type, but if my dealer does it I will be sure to make them Harpoon it while they are in there.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:03 PM
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THe pickup is the line that sucks the fuel from your tank. Theres a little sock on the end of em
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Okay, now I understand. I think this trash may have take out some of my injectors.
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I will get a pic for you when I get home from work.
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Thanks man, I appreciate it. BTW, I took your advice about keeping my truck. Obviously, lol. But yeah, plan on doing the '05 conversion when I get the cash. But first I gotta get all the problems worked out before my warranty ends.
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Okay, now I understand. I think this trash may have take out some of my injectors.
I wouldn't think that the (trash) got passed both filters...
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:11 PM
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Thanks man, I appreciate it. BTW, I took your advice about keeping my truck. Obviously, lol. But yeah, plan on doing the '05 conversion when I get the cash. But first I gotta get all the problems worked out before my warranty ends.
Good deal. I would have kept it.

This is the only pic I have

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