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    Black fuel. What does this mean??

    Well today i changed my fuel filter with a new Wix fuel filter. The old one was installed by me when i first bought the car, it had about 9,000 miles on it. It was the cheap 6 dollar brand from O'reillys. I put my new Wix on and everything went fine. Before i threw the old one away though i dump some of the fuel on my hand, and it was all black! I have no idea what this could be, anyone seen this before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer52910 View Post
    Well today i changed my fuel filter with a new Wix fuel filter. The old one was installed by me when i first bought the car, it had about 9,000 miles on it. It was the cheap 6 dollar brand from O'reillys. I put my new Wix on and everything went fine. Before i threw the old one away though i dump some of the fuel on my hand, and it was all black! I have no idea what this could be, anyone seen this before?
    common normal, a fuel filter filters out particles that you dont want to end up on your injectors.

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    Thats kinda what i was thinking but when i turned it over to check black fuel was coming out of the filtered side. Maybe the filter was just breaking down? It was a cheaper brand.

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    yes when they get old all that accumilated dust, dirts etc start changing colors. then if not changed they go right to your injectors.

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    That your filter was working.

    Yes it's normal debris in your tank and the wonderful gas stations tanks that get's shared with your when they rape you at the pump.
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    It means the filter did it's job

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    I've changed a lot of fuel filters, and the ones that have been on there for longer than they should have been , are the ones that dump black fuel like that.

    You need to change your filter more often/sooner.
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