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ivbinconned

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Posted: 01/21/22 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And I might add. I have built auxiliary tanks for pickups from salvaged round barrel like aluminum tanks from the side of semi’s.
We cut them to achieve a flat bottom. Then use 3/16 aluminum plate for the bottom.
When we cut them open we find “dirt” and other **** that can only come from the purchase fuel at commercial pumps.


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ivbinconned wrote:

Grit for the tiny cost of an “in-line” filter and the costly repairs that come with injectors it is a cheap cautionary thing to do.
Regarding filtering from the pumps. From my experience, yes they do sell us dirt. The sooner you catch it the better.
I have filled at some stations where the flow is extremely slow. Why do you think that is? I’d suggest plugged filters drawing **** from the bulk tanks.
All my fuel goes into auxiliary tank.
I have seen dirt right in the fuel line fittings at the injectors on a Duramax.
You can’t be to careful when it comes to the need for clean fuel in today’s trucks.


What you're saying is you don't trust the OEM filtration on your truck.
No idea what truck you have, so that could be a valid concern, but really only on the small end of particle sizes. Appears you're using a halfway decent filter (4 micron nominal), but there are far better options for filters than a little filter like that one meant for gas engine cars.
What micron rating filter(s) are in your truck?


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"IF" I were to add a in bed fuel tank I would NOT filter that fuel. Makes no sense if starting with a new tank. The fuel filtration on the 13 and up RAM/CUMMINS trucks is second to none.


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