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Sending Unit Screen Assembly Broken Off -- Trend Obvious
Interesting factoid - so both of the last two Mid-Aft diesel tanks I've worked on (cleaning, water algae removal) had broken off screen assemblies. Each was broken at the same point --- the intersection where the "down pipe" meets up with the screen assembly -- essentially at the perpendicular "T" point. It's pretty obvious that the material thickness at the screen housing where it mates at the "T" needs to be "built up" / thickened -- the existing Motorcraft parts are very thin at this point.
They were both original Motorcraft parts (2003 SRW and 2007 DRW SuperDutys). The result of these failures was that the sending units couldn't pick up the last few gallons of diesel at the bottom of the tank and clearly weren't filtering garbage. The "good news" if any is that water that normally collects on the bottom of these tanks won't make it's way as readily to the HFCM. The bad news is there's probably a reasonably high likelihood many other Powerstrokes out there have broken off factory screen assemblies.
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2003 F350 Non BulletProofed 135K, ICP Relocated w/Tractor Hose, Fittings
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