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Looking for some expert opinions on fuel system failure
I know this isn't a Ford but any help would be appreciated.
As the title says I'm looking for some opinions on my fuel system failure. I turned it into my insurance and they are saying it is normal wear and tear. If I could get some replies from some experts on what you think happened and why. Have you ever herd of a entire fuel system going bad all at once. Could this be wear and tear? I don't need names but if you could qualify yourself that would be great.
Here is the scenario
4/1/2011 I got fuel at the Delta Gas Station on Railroad Ave., Patterson around 7-7:30am. Exhibit 01 - Approximately 40-50 miles later, the truck started running poorly and finally got to the point that it needed to be towed.
Exhibit 02 - It was taken to Salerno GMC Dealership, Randolph, they diagnosed the problem, the #5 injector and the fuel pressure sensor were bad.
Exhibit 03 - The truck was then taken too J&J Diesel Repair for the work to be completed. Upon completion of that repair, the truck was still not running right and J&J did not have the computer program to continue working on the truck. Exhibit 04 & 05 -
So the truck was then sent to Gearhart Chevrolet where it was diagnosed as fuel contamination. The tank was dropped and cleaned, cleaned fuel lines, replace fuel filter, start vehicle; runs poorly. #5 and #6 injectors reading +12 out of range, replace #5 and #6 injectors. Start vehicle, still runs poorly, #3 and #7 injectors now reading +12, out of range, replace those. Vehicle ran better but has immediate miss fires, suggested to replace all other injectors. Injectors were programmed each time injectors were replaced. Exhibit 06
Truck still runs poorly, now loosing power going up hills. Replace fuel filter housing and sending unit. Exhibit 07
Truck still runs poorly so replaced and installed new pressure relief valve. Exhibit 08
Truck is still running poorly and loosing power, fuel system unable to reach correct operating pressure, engine fuel pump not putting enough P.S.I. probably related to prior water contaminated fuel, checked system injectors tested good, needs fuel injection pump. Exhibit 09
The Service Manager suggested that I turn this into my insurance due to water contaminated fuel caused all the damage to the system.
Please tell me what you think and why.