DD15 broken fuel pumps

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by mhyn, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. 88Mike Trucking

    88Mike Trucking Bobtail Member

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    I've had 3 fuel pump failures all about 8 months apart. 2013 dd15 epa 10. Even with warranty help I've still had to pay 1000s not to mention down time.
     
  2. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    you mean 3 fuel pump failures on one engine? if yes then most likely fuel system was not good cleaned from debris when first failure happened.
     
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  3. QUALITYTRUCK

    QUALITYTRUCK Road Train Member

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    I have learned to replace fuel filter housing when replacing fuel pump. You can never get all of the debris out no matter how much you try to clean it out.
     
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  4. codyb86

    codyb86 Bobtail Member

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    So I have a 2012 Western Star 4900EX with the DD15, had 503,000 miles on truck and engine when it just had a fuel pump failure about 4 weeks ago, not including Down time, it cost me $22,141.02 (with the exception of having a new radiator put in) being this issue is so common in the DD13's&15's has there been any sort of liability claim filed, this is a multi-million dollar issue across the trucking industry and is killing owner/operators like myself, to just get away with. Does anyone have any info on any claims filed against detroit?
     
  5. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    no claims are made against Detroit. It's actually not a Detroit part. It's made by Bosch. Pumps are tested and conclusion was that bad quality fuel is causing fuel pumps failures. Do you fuel at cheap places ?
     
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  6. codyb86

    codyb86 Bobtail Member

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    I fuel at the local, bulk station, hundreds of truckers fuel there, but I bought the truck used, not sure about previous owners
     
  7. simon999

    simon999 Light Load Member

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    Mhyn,
    Which one better stanadyne or optilube?
     
  8. Azael

    Azael Bobtail Member

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    Would anyone know what are some good aftermarket fuel pumps or is OEM the only way to go?
     
  9. msh

    msh Light Load Member

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    mhyn is gone... ))))
     
  10. msh

    msh Light Load Member

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    aftermarket fuel pumps ? ))))
    aftermarket fuel pumps for dd15 don't exist
     
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