I changed mine when first bought my truck used 5000km ago but I was thinking of giving truck oil change every 5000km with shell rotella 15w40 and every 2nd oil change change fuel filter. does this sound right?
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2004.5 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab 4X4
5.9 CTD, Chrome Fuel door, BFG all terrains 285/75R17, silencer ring removed, Edge juice attitude with Turbo Timer and Hot unlock mode, ****** Whistler homemade intake with 6" amsoil 6080 filter, AERO 4040xl
I change it about every 10k or so. When I first got the truck I had to change it every 5k. The tank had a bunch of junk in it and was making the filter pretty nasty. The first time I changed it it looked like there was algae growing on it. Didn't have a clue back then that bacteria can grow in diesel if it stands too long.
'00 Quad Cab CTD
Vulcan Big Line Fuel Kit
Aeromotive 11203 Fuel Pump
Running Amsoil w/ an Ea Filter
fuel filters don't cost that much so I change mine every time I change the oil at 7500 miles. The trucking company I used to work for did it that way and it seem to work with no problem that was at 15000 miles
I have not been able to get a filter to last 15k. It usually clogs upwell before 15k to cause fuel starvation problems or low fuel PSI. I change mine around 10k or when low fuel PSI problems start to occur.
I change mine at least every 3,000 or it will gunk up. I figure its either from poor quality of fuel down here in south Texas, or maybe from having the pedal to the floor smokin'any poorpoor soul who thinks he has a chance. Anyother ideas?
Yeah, I'm thinkin that if you hafta change it that often that you've got a LOT of crap in your tank !! If I were you, I'd plan on spending a day dropping your gas tank and totally cleaning it out. You probably got 1 or 2 REALLY bad tanks of fuel and now every time you let the needle go below 1/4 it starts picking the junk up.
Thanks for the tip.
Dang, I try to never let it go down to 1/4, but it can't be avoided all the time. Is there any other way? Cause that is a real pain in my you know what. How about a F.A.S.S. don't they also filter the fuel, while it separates the air? I have a buddy who ones a farm, and he lets me fill up whenever we're out there, I know its only legal when we're out there and it may be dirty, but its hard to say no to a free tank worth 75$. However, I dont think it is too dirty because the fuel is never standing very long. Does anyone know of an alterative to dropping the tank?