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More clogged filters at the as station #4591483
12/01/17 08:51 PM
12/01/17 08:51 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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Am I the only idiot that realizes when a fuel filter is clogged? I'm at the gas station this morning and there are three diesel trucks needing to re fuel when I realize the pump is only putting out a gallon or so every 45 seconds. Then the part that really irked me was the guy across from me was like hey, I wonder why the guy waiting for me drove off, he knows we have big tanks. The dude is completely clueless and I was like the filters are getting clogged. Then he starts talkin about what kind of fuel mileage my truck gets. He's like I bet it gets 19mph towing that trailer. Really?? He owns the same truck, the same color even!!! Then I forget to press yes for a receipt, so I'm like oh well I get one inside and go to the bathroom and tell the attendant. The attendant couldn't care less and at this station they are actually the ones who service the pumps because ive seen them change out the filters.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4591484
12/01/17 08:52 PM
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motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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I had to vent. lol


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4591488
12/01/17 08:57 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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It's OK to vent. What you saw and any extrapolations you drew are likely dead-on accurate.

Also, it SOUNDED like you may have had a sour coffee that morning....which is OK too as you didn't take out a machete' and start swinging.

Honestly, sloppiness irritates. You're not alone.

Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4591492
12/01/17 09:01 PM
12/01/17 09:01 PM
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You may want to consider Costco for your future gasoline purchases.

Nevermind. They don't have diesel at Costco.

Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4591496
12/01/17 09:04 PM
12/01/17 09:04 PM
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Campbellsville, KY
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My peeve is the windshield wash stations. It should be law that if they're present, at least 50% of them need some usable tool and water in them.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4591518
12/01/17 09:21 PM
12/01/17 09:21 PM
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Wet side WA
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Am I the only idiot that realizes when a fuel filter is clogged? I'm at the gas station this morning and there are three diesel trucks needing to re fuel when I realize the pump is only putting out a gallon or so every 45 seconds. Then the part that really irked me was the guy across from me was like hey, I wonder why the guy waiting for me drove off, he knows we have big tanks. The dude is completely clueless and I was like the filters are getting clogged. Then he starts talkin about what kind of fuel mileage my truck gets. He's like I bet it gets 19mph towing that trailer. Really?? He owns the same truck, the same color even!!! Then I forget to press yes for a receipt, so I'm like oh well I get one inside and go to the bathroom and tell the attendant. The attendant couldn't care less and at this station they are actually the ones who service the pumps because ive seen them change out the filters.


But say there are people on here that will tell you how much more effective those kind of filters are. Be thankful for the ultra clean fuel. LOL


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4591534
12/01/17 09:44 PM
12/01/17 09:44 PM
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In Southern California, my Costco has Diesel and it blows away everyone on price. From 5:30 a.m. to about 6:30 a.m. it is amazing how many commercial vehicles fill up there...dump trucks, etc. I am lucky in that regard.


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Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: Alex_V] #4591578
12/01/17 11:25 PM
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MTL, CANADA
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Originally Posted By: Alex_V
My peeve is the windshield wash stations. It should be law that if they're present, at least 50% of them need some usable tool and water in them.


+1


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: mbacfp] #4591692
12/02/17 06:12 AM
12/02/17 06:12 AM
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Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Online content
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Originally Posted By: mbacfp
In Southern California, my Costco has Diesel and it blows away everyone on price. From 5:30 a.m. to about 6:30 a.m. it is amazing how many commercial vehicles fill up there...dump trucks, etc. I am lucky in that regard.


Yes and Costco isn't selling it at a loss!


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4591727
12/02/17 07:00 AM
12/02/17 07:00 AM
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If it were gasoline there's some leak detection gizmo that slows the pump way down if it thinks there's a leak. It's at least partially meant to make the customers complain. IDK if diesel pumps have those, too.

OT The big rig pumps fit my mercedes and normally pump so fast I have to throttle down due to foam shooting out the filler neck.

Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: Alex_V] #4591746
12/02/17 07:25 AM
12/02/17 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: Alex_V
My peeve is the windshield wash stations. It should be law that if they're present, at least 50% of them need some usable tool and water in them.
Or froze solid in winter....


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: eljefino] #4593537
12/03/17 10:03 PM
12/03/17 10:03 PM
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A Highway Near You
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A Highway Near You
Originally Posted By: eljefino
If it were gasoline there's some leak detection gizmo that slows the pump way down if it thinks there's a leak. It's at least partially meant to make the customers complain. IDK if diesel pumps have those, too.


Diesel pumps do indeed have these. When you first start you need to let the pump reset to zero and then still wait a second or two before pulling the nozzle handle up. If you get one going super slow..sometimes just shutting off the nozzle for 20 seconds re sets it. I do know if you try and do any kind of slow top off at the big pumps at a Flying J or Pilot..after a bit the pump will just shut off and will not re-start because it thinks it has a leak.


HDEO in Diesel Engines. No spark plugs here.
Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: eljefino] #4601203
12/12/17 02:01 AM
12/12/17 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
If it were gasoline there's some leak detection gizmo that slows the pump way down if it thinks there's a leak. It's at least partially meant to make the customers complain. IDK if diesel pumps have those, too.

OT The big rig pumps fit my mercedes and normally pump so fast I have to throttle down due to foam shooting out the filler neck.


I always make it a point to use "The Fat Pipe" any time I can. smile


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Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4617624
12/29/17 10:00 AM
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Gotta love the high flow nozzles! Empty to full in 2.5 minutes


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