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Old 06-11-2018, 07:36 PM
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went to change my fuel filter today and found this I removed the insualation as it was hanging on by a thread. Will this blow the number 22 fuse if it contacts the fuel bowl? Going to run with the fuel heater disconnected for now. Also what do you think about the filter? Changed it right at 10,000
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:13 PM
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Do you run 2 stroke oil, WMO, WVO, tese can turn the filter black. Also hows your engine oil consumption?
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:32 PM
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Only running fuel and I change every 10,000 itís been looking like that pretty consisntsntly. Oil consumption is low in between changes.
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:52 PM
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If I remember correctly doesn’t the black fuel filter indicate determination injector o rings? Or can indicate.
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:14 PM
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I have heard that as well the truck cranks up fine every time and fuel was colored as it should be when I drained the bowl.
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:32 PM
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Well then I say roll with it. Just for thoughts though. The injector o ring replacement isn’t a bad job too do.
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:41 PM
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On mine it was the remnants of the fuel pickup foot in the tank, looked just like that. Do you run out of fuel before empty on the gauge?
 
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I don't drive my truck that much so I have only changed fuel filters a couple of times but I have never had a fuel filter look like that before. It really looks like oil contamination to me.
 
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Could that be algae that the filter caught?
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:16 PM
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Idk if it is algae but I donít think so based on photos I saw in a google search the pleats in the actual filter were much less black. Iím sure the o ring job is cheap but Iím a one and done kind of guy from working on marine engines where almost every bolt is one time use despite probably being fine to reinstall. When I do the o rings going to replace the valve gaskets, other part of the gasket that hooks into the glow plugs and injectors, glow plugs, and injector o rings. Having all new parts keeps me from paying for surprises and makes disassembly quicker in some circumstances.
 
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