On another thread here, someone’s truck died while driving down the road, apparently from a totally clogged fuel filter. The poster didn’t say how many miles the truck had on it, but it was a 1999 model year.
Question: how often have the pros here seen that failure mode? I’ve been driving 20+ years and never changed a fuel filter, and never burned out a fuel pump. So I’m just wondering how common a clogged fuel filter is ( to the point that the engine dies).
I’ve heard of getting sediment in one’s gas tank by fueling up just after the tanker truck has filled the station’s tanks, stirring up sediment. How else does one get a totally clogged filter, except by sabotage? And don’t the station’s pumps also have filters?