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Old 01-03-2008, 02:01 PM
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Do these fuel filters look dirty to you? (Why I do my own maintenance!)

Recently had the "Water in Fuel" message come up on my 05 and knew I needed to drain the FCM...so, while I was at it, figured I'd change the fuel filters as well.

Just got the truck back in May - bought it used from a local dealer and figured that they'd changed all the filters when they took it in as a trade in. However, I had a hunch they might not have. What I found made me definitely wonder.

Now I've never seen a set of filters on one of these before and am not sure what's really dirty and what's normal (first time PSD owner). However I can only assume these are pretty dirty.

Truck had about 43K on it when I changed them. Had 35K on it when I got it.

Surely these aren't the original filters!

Anyways, what do you folks think? Normal wear and tear or excessively dirty?



Either way, now it's got two fresh filters and I ran some Diesel Kleen through it as well. Seems to be running smoother and quieter now.

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looks a little dirty to me lol
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original filter mine looked like that at 35000 miles never changed it untill then
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those look pretty dirty to me...
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ORIGINAL FILTERS NO DOUBT. WHAT EVER MADE YOU THINK THE DEALER WOULD HAVE DONE A COMPLETE SERVICE? SILLY BOY. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED I STOPPED INTO THE LOCAL FORD DEALER THE OTHER DAY AND THEY HAD A BIG SIGN UP LISTING THEIR PRICE FOR SERVICE- OIL CHANGE $155.00, AIR FILTER-$85.00, FUEL FILTER $145.00. THIS WHY YOU DO YOUR OWN SERVICE!!!!
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:27 PM
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I agree with rvtrucksr. Those are very very dirty. I do mine every 12,000 miles.
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ORIGINAL FILTERS NO DOUBT. WHAT EVER MADE YOU THINK THE DEALER WOULD HAVE DONE A COMPLETE SERVICE? SILLY BOY. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED I STOPPED INTO THE LOCAL FORD DEALER THE OTHER DAY AND THEY HAD A BIG SIGN UP LISTING THEIR PRICE FOR SERVICE- OIL CHANGE $155.00, AIR FILTER-$85.00, FUEL FILTER $145.00. THIS WHY YOU DO YOUR OWN SERVICE!!!!
385. total...thats absurd ! :fawkdance: to that dealer!
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when I got my truck last year I too assumed the filters was changed, well after having the truck a week a lost an injector got the truck back a week later, had the truck back for 3 days, on the way to work no balls wouldn't go over 40mph, had to take it to the nearest ford dealer(idiots) both fuel filters we're clogged, took me 4 days for the dealer I got the truck to finally pay the bill so I could have my truck back, 2nd dealer charged 1st dealer $400 to change the 2 filters
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I change mine in my 7.3 every 8-10,000 miles and they are always very clean and look new until the time I apparently got a bad load of fuel.


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good thread, i need to change mine...bad mileagae again.


i plan on changing them here soon, along with my own oil...i just bought the Fumoto oil drain valve off eBay.

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