Ford diesel fuel pump and filter video

Doug Owner/Technician California Posted   Latest   Edited  
Demonstration
Propulsion
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L (P) 4-spd (4R100)
Ford Powerstroke Fuel Filter

Greetings. While researching a customers complaint about diesel fuel delivery, I came across this really cool video explaining the powerstroke fuel pump and filter operation, and I thought I would share it because it has a lot of really good info about diesel fuel filtering and conditioning!

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Thanks Doug, This was a well thought out production. There are still many 6.0's on the road. In my area I see many that come in with fuel starvation issues and it is usually because the primary fuel filter has never been changed. The #1 excuse: “No one had a socket that would fit the cover where it is located”. Even the pressure fitting test port requires a special adapter. Way back when, I…

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Doug Owner/Technician
California
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My pleasure, thank you Glenn. I need to get a couple of these tools to have on hand for when the time presents itself. Might even need to for this current customer!

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
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Hi Doug, If I look really hard, I might find that I have a special primary filter socket and a pressure port test fitting. Like he mentioned in the video Ford put these in a tight spot. The strategy for being close to the exhaust was to assist with fuel heating especially in very cold climates. Fuel jelling is and ugly mess. Fortunately, I don't see much of that this far South.

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Ryan Owner/Technician
British Columbia
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All of his videos are very interesting.

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Doug Owner/Technician
California
Doug
 

Yes Ryan I was impressed. I'm going to be watching more. Stay well!

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Martin Instructor
British Columbia
Martin
 

Hi Doug. In case you're interested in more reading, the book displayed in the video is one of the “Coffee Table Books” on the Diesel Technician Society web site. Coffee Table Books - Diesel Technician Society (forddoctorsdts​.​com)

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Doug Owner/Technician
California
Doug
 

Thank you Martin, I've only had a couple of diesel questions/problems but I need to learn as much as I can for when it does.

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Hi Martin, Do people still drink coffee? I thought we evolved to the “have it your way” Starbucks Society. LOL I have drunk enough “Military Coffee” in my lifetime that I finally had to quit. Hard to work with intricate parts and have caffeine jitters. “Jesus Clips" can be your worst enemy.

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Martin Instructor
British Columbia
Martin
 

Hi Glenn. LOL on the yuppie “coffee” beverages with spray cream and sprinkles on top! On the rare trips out when I'm with someone who needs their Starbucks latte fix or whatever they consider coffee, the menu is so bad that I just tell the barista (clerk) to give an ordinary basic coffee and point at the cups with those silly names. I swear that humans will change to having one short arm, just…

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Jay Owner/Technician
Manitoba
Jay
 

Thanks. Doug That was very informative. Much appreciate.

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