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Denial of HPFP by Ford
6.7L HPFP failures w/o warranty
After reading numerous post about problems with Ford's fuel pump here and several other forums, I decided to post an excerpt from Ford's owners manual. This information can be found on page seven (7) in the Ford diesel supplement owners manual.
I have posted a C/P that depicts Ford's admission on the possible getting water/contamination in your fuel. What puzzles me is that Ford admits owners can get contaminated fuel. Also, they state that their "Fuel filter/water separator" will remove water from the fuel.
All that being stated, how can Ford deny warranty coverage. Does their denial for warranty consideration indicate a deficient filtering system? And they are gong to hold owners responsible for fuel contamination. As a side note, GM is covering owners on the problem and they have had their share of problems. They too use the same Bosch HPFP. So, I would challenge Ford's denial for warranty consideration.
I have not had any problem yet, but if I do, I will assuredly challenge Ford on denial because of "water in the fuel".
Water in fuel:
During refueling, it is possible for
water-contaminated diesel fuel to be
pumped into your tank. Your
vehicle’s fuel system is equipped
with a fuel filter/water separator to remove water from the fuel. The
water in fuel light will illuminate when the DFCM has a significant
quantity of water in it.
If the light illuminates when the engine is running, stop the vehicle as
soon as safely possible, shut off the engine, then drain the DFCM. Refer
to Fuel filter/water separator in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter of this supplement for the drain procedure. Allowing water to
stay in the system could result in extensive damage to, or failure of, the
fuel injection system.
Note: Air will enter into the fuel system if the DFCM is drained while
the system is running. The engine will not operate properly if air enters
WARNING: Do not drain the DFCM while the engine is running.
Fuel may ignite if the separator is drained while the engine is
running or the vehicle is moving.
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Last edited by wingfoot; 02-22-2013 at 06:27 PM.