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Drained Fuel Filter--PICS

Fellow Strokers,

Just wanted to post some pics of my 3-week Fuel Filter Drain (meaning it's been 3 weeks since my last drain).

A few things to be noted:
-I drain my fuel filter housing monthly
-I run Diesel Kleen EVERY fill-up. I also mix Lucas fuel Injector cleaner into it at about a 5:1 Ratio (5 DK, 1 Lucas)
-This drain was after +/-100 gallons of fuel.
-pics were taken inside a fully lighted room; Although it wasn't necessary, I allowed the water/particles 5 hours to settle
-lastly, I'm deleted, have been since 25K miles (currenlty ~35K miles)

Some observations I took that sorta surprised me:
-I've never seen my fuel this clean/clear. It usually has a stronger green/yellow tint to it. I don't know if it's because of the light, or my constant use of fuel cleaner--but I sure as hell ain't complaining. The glass used to collect was a clean, clear, dry drinking glass
-I am surprised by the amount of water/particles collected in just 3 weeks. I always use busy gas stations, and I live in Charleston, SC where there's no such thing as "winter blend" that i know of round here.
-I can only imagine folks that NEVER drain there OWS. I mean if I waited two months, te*****ally the amount should double...holy hell HPFP. It doesn't surprise me that folks who don't do routine maintenance have problems.

Hopefully this will encourage folks to routinely drain their Primary Fuel Housing. As always, thanks for loooking.
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That is really strange. I almost wonder if they forgot to put the dye in it.

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I always fill my truck up with straight #2 at the farm store. It's always clear like that. If I go to a BP it looks like antifreeze. And my truck runs like $hit on it compared to #2

All the #2 in Iowa I have ever bought is clear like that.

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This is ironic because I too drained two days ago and filled a 12oz can up with what appeared to be water. It stopped draining after filling up the can but usually when I drain (Monthly) it's the yellow/green color liquid like mountain dew. I also smelled the clear liquid afte draining and it didn't have a strong fuel smell.

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That is really strange. I almost wonder if they forgot to put the dye in it.
who knows...but to me, that means the gas stations i'm filling up at are good ones!

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thats about the same amount of water I get every month when I drain mine.

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I drained mine when I bought it. 43K miles and it drained for 10 secs or more, I ended up shutting it off cause I thought it had to be fuel by now (didnt use a cup). 2 months later, I drained, and nothing. I been putting DK in just about every fillup. I think the person before me didnt take good care of her, but she is in my hands now.. I will be sure she is well taken care of..
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I've been draining mine every month (sometimes 2 because it's not a DD) and luckily I have never seen a drop of anything but pure fuel. However I do usually fill at the truck stop or card lock.


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I drain probably once every 2/3 months, have yet to see any water. Would think I would up here with the temp changes n stuff...

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I always fill my truck up with straight #2 at the farm store. It's always clear like that. If I go to a BP it looks like antifreeze. And my truck runs like $hit on it compared to #2

All the #2 in Iowa I have ever bought is clear like that.

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That's definitely interesting. Being still relatively new to diesels (just about to come up on 2 years with the truck), the only thing I have ever seen is the Mountain Dew color of ULSD. I didn't know diesel could be a pure clear liquid like that.

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