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Old 05-06-2009, 09:16 AM
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FUEL QUALITY

Around these parts (PA) there has been numerous reports of degrading "FUEL QUALITY", floating sludge and or high moisture content.

This same degrading "FUEL QUALITY" reports have caused huge repair bills that can reach in upwards of $8k for total replacement of all injectors in some trucks, more specifically, Duramax's.

What can be done to prevent this possibility of it occurring to me?

-Is there a gauge that can be installed, to monitor fuel quality? and if so, who manufactures it and where can it be purchased?

-Is there some type of "FUEL QUALITY" test kit that an individual can purchase, that he or she can test the fuel from the pump before he or she fills up?

-What other precautions can be put into affect to virtually eliminate the possibilities of this ever happening to me as well as others?

Please advise!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:57 AM
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Not much you can do as far as testing if the fuel is bad or good. If you go to a fueling station that has a lot of diesel traffic through there. More than likely you will have no problems w/ the fuel.

There are aftermarket fuel filtering systems out there that filter down to, 2 micron filter set up. Drain your water in the fuel filter housing regularly. If worse comes to worse and you take out your engine because of bad fuel. Your insurance can cover it (it will not be covered under warranty through the dealer w/ bad fuel). Then your insurance will go after the fuel station. Always keep your receipts from the pump until next fill up.
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