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Changed the fuel filters today, is this normal looking

I ahve no idea how long these have been in the truck since I just bought it but they look to be on the dirty side to me. Let me know if this is normal or not.

Also I had rust on the water drain plus and a little rusty water came out

To top it off I change the regulator cover and new blue spring and noticed that the seal for the plugger was shot. (last pic)

After doing this I feel I have found my fuel starvation issue, it ran much better tonight and my egts seemed higher overall. time will tell

secondary filter


Primary filter edit: I removed the outer layer.


both


regulator plugger seal

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Did you remove the outer layer of the primary filter or was it that way when you pulled it out?

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I'm assuming the water seperation media was gone when it was removed. Boy that is fuel filter neglect at it's best right there. If your truck still running okay as far as the idle and such goes? I'm wandering where the gauze from the primary ended up... Hopefully in the pleats of the secondary filter.

It sounds like you sorted it out nicely and it's a good idea to clean it all up like you did. These pictures are a great example of how not to treat the 6.0 if you don't wany any problems. You're doing the right thing having just got the truck. This should give you an idea to check everything else as it has probably been neglected as well.
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Those look pretty bad.

I'd check and clean your EGR valve as well. If the fuel filters were that bad, I'd put money on the EGR valve being darn near clogged.

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Did you remove the outer layer of the primary filter or was it that way when you pulled it out?
Yea forgot to mention that detail.
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Those look pretty bad.

I'd check and clean your EGR valve as well. If the fuel filters were that bad, I'd put money on the EGR valve being darn near clogged.
I already did the EGR, not as bad as I thought.
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Thats good, you had me worried. Those filters were in need of replacement for sure!

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Pyro, boost, fuel pressure
Edge insight cts
Bulletproof EGR cooler (Blocked off)
Oil cooler rebuilt
Coolant filter
Delvac EC-1 ELC
Exhaust: MBRP 4" cat back with delete pipe
SCTx3 Tunes by Innovative and Gearhead
Swamps 58v FICM
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SRW front wheel conversion
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