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Old 06-10-2013, 10:59 AM
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So I started to have that annoying drain water/fuel separator problem even after draining the separator. I finally did another oil change and replaced all my filters. Well this is what I found when I cleaned out the bottom fuel filter n sensor area. What do you all think this crud could be? I'm wondering if its old material from maybe a previous filter the previous owner never changed. This is my 2nd oil change n fuel filter change on the truck.



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Old 06-10-2013, 11:04 AM
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Yipes that looks nasty. I`m curious to see if anyone knows what it is as well
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Looks like dirty fingers. Maybe you could get some info from the prints.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:52 PM
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Looks like it might be bacterial growth. It happens. It's probably the same thing that's causing your water separator light to come on so often. You probably need to clean out the separator. You'll need a gasket kit, about $40, and some brake cleaner or something similar.
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Clean that bowl VERY good before you put new filter in and run it again. Looks like algae growth to me. If you do not get it clean it will grow back.
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Clean that bowl VERY good before you put new filter in and run it again. Looks like algae growth to me. If you do not get it clean it will grow back.
What he said, I had the same in mine once and Brake Kleen with new seals did the trick
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Looks like dirty fingers. Maybe you could get some info from the prints.
LOL
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