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Old 09-10-2018, 01:39 PM
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Napkin in gas tank

Well this is embarrassing, last night after I filled up my gas tank I was drying the little bit of fuel that dripped. I have the 2018 5.0 that doesn’t have a cap so when I was drying around the opening a piece of the napkin smaller than my pinky nail got caught in the hole and I guess went into the tank. Is this something that the fuel filter will catch? Do I need to do anything? It’s a brand new truck and I’m still in the stage where I worry about the little things. Thanks in advance for the advice.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:42 PM
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I'd start shopping for a new truck if I were you.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:05 PM
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Depends on the brand of napkin.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:17 PM
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I'd start shopping for a new truck if I were you.
hahaha yeah I know
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:25 PM
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Why not put a similar size piece into a cup of gas and see what happens. Maybe nothing. But I’d be concerned that it would dissolve a bit and release small bits of fiber or “goop” that will mess with the injectors.

Maybe the bigger question is will your dealership warranty a rebuild if they determine it was “bad fuel”.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:33 PM
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I wouldn’t worry about it. That is literally what the fuel filter is for. The micron size of things that will pass through the fuel filter shouldn’t present any issue for the injectors (which are very high pressure and won’t blink at a fiber).

Try to be more vigilant in the future, but I seriously wouldn’t sweat this....not even a tiny bit.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:54 PM
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IIRC, there is another set of doors a little further down.

It probably won't go into your tank...… until you fill up again......
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:55 PM
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I am leaving the nozzle in there for 10 or more seconds after shutoff to avoid drips. Seems like it takes a while. YMMV.
 
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It's a tiny piece of napkin, don't worry about it. These trucks don't have fuel filters. There is a permanent filter sock and it won't get by it. Trust me, I find rocks and sand in the bottom of all our fleet trucks tanks and nothing gets to the filter sock.
 
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It's a tiny piece of napkin, don't worry about it. These trucks don't have fuel filters. There is a permanent filter sock and it won't get by it. Trust me, I find rocks and sand in the bottom of all our fleet trucks tanks and nothing gets to the filter sock.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:14 AM
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Well this is embarrassing, last night after I filled up my gas tank I was drying the little bit of fuel that dripped. I have the 2018 5.0 that doesn’t have a cap so when I was drying around the opening a piece of the napkin smaller than my pinky nail got caught in the hole and I guess went into the tank. Is this something that the fuel filter will catch? Do I need to do anything? It’s a brand new truck and I’m still in the stage where I worry about the little things. Thanks in advance for the advice.
More than likely it`ll just dissolved but I don`t think it`s something you should be too concerned about.
I`m not sure when you purchased it but congrats on the new truck.
 
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If it makes it to the pump I have no doubt the pump will obliterate it.
 
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I'll take the truck off your hands for $100 and you go buy a new one.


All kidding aside, stop worrying about it and just enjoy the new truck.
 
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Thank you guys for the replies. It has made me feel better about the situation!
 
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To everyone that keeps saying it dissolved it didn't and won't. Cellulose stays together very well in fuel and oil and that's why fuel and oil filters are made from paper. The fuel filter sock sits in the pump assembly under a baffle. The baffles and height differences in the pump pick up work like a septic tank forcing all the solids to stay in the tank and not float into the pump cavity inlet.
 
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