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Contaminated Diesel


Just wanted to pass this on. We fought the contaminated fuel problem in our 6.7 diesel and when the COMPLETE FUEL SYSTEM had to be replaced we were about to be drained of a lot of green backs. Luckily the Ford dealerships Service Department manager was a good ole boy. He said that its a valid claim for our comprehensive. Sure was and even got some money back from some of the visit to the service department.

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Do you know where you purchased the contaminated fuel?

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It would be good to know where you got the bad fuel ... and “contamination” is a broad stroke. Do you know if it was dirt or water?

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I'd be very interested in the details that resulted in replacing the fuel system. Something that could not be flushed or filtered out?

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Yes, City Market used receipts to go back through fill ups.



-- Edited by carolinakids on Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 04:55:23 PM

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Its a long story, and if we ever see you in person it will take up a lot of time 4 1/2 months we fought this issue before the complete fuel system was replaced. I researched Low fuel pressure and reducing engine power on 6.7 Fords. Google it, you will learn.

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Not sure what DEF means ... was that what caused the contamination or was it the contamination?

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RonC wrote:

Not sure what DEF means ... was that what caused the contamination or was it the contamination?


 Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It's an additive for diesel engines. 



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TheNewhalls wrote:
RonC wrote:

Not sure what DEF means ... was that what caused the contamination or was it the contamination?


 Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It's an additive for diesel engines. 


 Actually it is for the exhaust system.  It has a separate tank and should never, ever, be in the fuel tank nor the engine.  



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TheNewhalls wrote:
RonC wrote:

Not sure what DEF means ... was that what caused the contamination or was it the contamination?


 Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It's an additive for diesel engines. 


 DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) is absolutely NOT an additive for diesel fuel / engines as Barb noted.

It is contained in a totally separate tank and is a required exhaust system fluid (EPA stuff - short version) for most all diesel engines produced after 2009.  (Rams are an exception - they began in 2013 if memory services.)  It reduces pollution from the burning of diesel fuel and is injected into the exhaust stream.  Not the engine. 

If "DEF" is added to the diesel fuel the fuel will certainly be "contaminated."  

Its in the manual for any truck in great detail.  If you have a truck made in model year 2011 or later - Ford of Chevy - or 2013 - if a Ram (double check) they all require DEF and it is put in a separate tank from the fuel.

For anyone new to diesel engines or thinking about purchasing a diesel truck this is really important to learn about from the truck's manual.

 

  



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If anyone ever experiences this problem remember its a valid claim for your comprehensive ins.

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Just to settle all the good intentions to "teach me up", thanks for those helpful notes, but ... I know what DEF is ... what I didn't understand what "DEF" as a one word response meant. It sorta sounds like DEF wound up in the fuel tank ... but not completely sure of that.



-- Edited by RonC on Thursday 4th of January 2018 04:42:49 PM

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Just to settle all the good intentions to "teach me up", thanks for those helpful notes, but ... I know what DEF is 


 Me too. I worded my response wrong. hmm



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