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post #24921 of 25531 Old 08-16-2019, 06:50 AM
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That's interesting in the wrong way, isn't it, my friend? Short of something in the fuel system giving up and disintegrating, it would have to be an introduced contaminate, wouldn't it? Looks like the old Motorcraft FD-4596 did its job, though, and caught it so right on. If you're confident in the cleanliness of the tank, and you change your fuel filters every other oil change like I do (10K miles), then maybe the culprit was just a contaminated fill-up or something. If the next filter is the same way then you may need to start tracing it down and address. Oh - here's a thought. You wrote it looked like "copper looking dirt". Did you Hutch mod the tank and use copper tubing? I've heard copper tubing is fine to use but just thinking on what else it may be. If some sort of electrolysis is happening that may explain the way the contaminate looks. Just a thought.


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No on the Hutch mod, they dropped the tank and cleaned or replaced the 2 in tank screens. I will check this again in 5K, the only thing I can think of is maybe, and maybe I forgot to change the filter at 290K but I'm really good on keeping up with filters,etc....
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Rejoice! The filter is doing its job. You ought to see what fuel filters look like in the yachts. Some are really yucky. Fuel filters are intended to get dirty, that's why we establish change intervals based on operating conditions and experience. Sometimes I visually inspect them, and if they are clean enough to put back in service to the next maintenance interval, I put them back. Why waste money and resources? (Ie, my change interval in the 99 is 30-35,000 miles. My filters look a little darker than yours, but still present no restriction to flow).


I would only be concerned to find what you found if there was another filter upstream, such as a "Baldwin filter" on the frame. The Georgia clay on the secondary filter could have only gotten there if the Baldwin let it through. The boats almost always have filters in series. If I find contaminates in the secondary filter, I conduct a really close inspection of the primary filters which are almost always Racors. Usually, someone has installed a current replacement filter element in an older housing without the required spacer, and the Racor's element is bypassed which allows grunge to get to the secondary.
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Long time coming for the interior take get a cleaning. reupholstered the headliner, also reupholstered the sun-visors. then moved on to the hutch/harpoon mod. and add a fuel/water separator to the frame. Bought the kit from 444fab, the kits is nice and complete, came with all fittings and accessories to bolt on to the truck. Thanks goes out to 444Fab. That will do it for this weeks updates.
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After a really close inspection of the F350 fuel filter it also has some of the same copper contamination, but it needed to dry out some for me to see a thin layer on the top of the filter, and down in the top part where it is resest. I talked with a employee where I buy my fuel, but I will buy from another station that is right by my house and is brand new.

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Did the 86íd spring upgrade/mod or whatever folks call it.

The new spring was definitely more stout and a little over an 1/8 inch longer.

That being said, should I notice a difference in the truck? I have taken it for a spin yet but I do have a trip tomorrow to NY so thatíll be a good test run.

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Been at this for quite awhile but I did reunite these two pieces yesterday. Hope to have a running 7.3 again soon.

Doing a v10 to 7.3 swap is very involved.
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