I have a 2005 Ford F350 diesel powerstroke that has the fuel tank lining falling off and its gotten to my fuel lines and fuel pump causing the truck to come to a complete stop while I was driving down the freeway hauling a 12ft trailer with a 10000 lbs tractor on it. I brought it to my mechanic who replaced the fuel filters and thought I might have gotten some bad diesel. After getting to a place to pull off the highway it took about 5-10min for it to clear up. This problem is extremely common I have come to find out. The independent repair shop was then notified and the contact was informed that the silver flakes were a result of the delamination of the fuel tank. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that diesel fuel was causing the failure.
It only has about 100, xxx miles on it but the fuel tank delaminated and caused five injectors to go bad this is a safety concern. I hope that no one will get killed due to this lack of public information by Ford. The dealer stated the fuel tank was delaminated and the interior paint had clogged the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. An independent mechanic then examined the vehicle and noticed that there were silver flakes settling in the fuel filter.
The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle continued to stall without warning and the engine could no longer be started. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. I also own three other diesel trucks a 1995, 1996 and 2000 and they all run on the same fuel from the same gas station.
Repair bill that Ford will not back me on. My truck was just past its warranty period so I had no choice but to purchase another tank from Ford with no assurance it won't happen again. At this time I will probably bring the truck home until I can come up with a solution. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure mileage was unknown.
The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. Ford claimed that bio diesel caused the problem. The dealer wants to replace this tank at my cost with a new one. This second time around I am having to replace fuel injectors and the filters again. The engine was turned off, and restarted after waiting until the engine cooled down. These episodes would occur once every ten miles and very quickly started occuring every mile.
The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle would either stall or decelerate to approximately 5 mph. It is said that the earliest 6. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled numerous times without warning while driving at any speed. After pulling off to the side of the road and restarted the truck it ran rough. . The vehicle would not restart despite the attempts of the contact and was towed to an authorized dealer.
The truck crawled half on shoulder and half in the right lane while cars made there evasive action in order to miss me. This did not correct the problem. The current mileage was 160,200. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the fuel filter needed to be replaced. On another occasion the vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the pressure unit for the diesel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning.
This shouldn't happen on a truck that is only 5 years old. To replace the fuel tank with a new safe one. Ford has know about this problem and they change there fuel tank design but did not inform any owners of this safety defect that could have killed me. The truck went from 60mph with flow of traffic to 40mph in seconds. Not to mention a costly fix and Ford cant even fill the tank orders its been on back order for 6 weeks. I had to get it towed to a shop where they replaced the fuel pump and filters.
Required replacement of erg valve and cooler, and replacement of air turbo charger covered by extended warranty purchase. The dealer informed me that the fuel tank was deteriorating and proceeded to ask me about my fuel and were I get it, because it must be contaminated. But yet all these tanks are find. The failure mileage was 9,368 and the current mileage was 175,000. After reading all the complaints on other web sites, this problem will unmask it self again down the road. The dealer replaced the fuel injectors, the turbo charger was replaced four times, the head gaskets, and the rear end rings however the failure was not corrected.