As planned in post #25, I went ahead and cleaned out the fuel filter today. There was quite a bit of crap, very similar to the stuff found when the truck began having problems from contaminated fuel
over a year ago. See post #19
on page 2 and #38
on page 3 for reference images.
I washed everything out with water, dried it all up using shop towel and reassembled the filter.
Next item on the list was to check the fuel pressure. I went to Harbor Freight and swapped out my fuel pump test kit for a new one since mine was missing the t-connector.
I installed the t-connector in place of the fuel filter and hooked up the gauge to it.
I then performed the fuel pressure test three times. You can see the video of all three tests below.
The first time, fuel starting shooting out where the t-connector was because I had not clamped it down tightly enough. The gauge was showing 7 psi. I did rev the engine and it was hesitating. I loosened up the fuel hose to relieve pressure and reset the gauge to "0".
The second time there were no issues. I let the truck run for several minutes and revved it a few times and there was no hesitation. The gauge showed 7 psi. I again loosened up the fuel hose to relieve pressure and reset the gauge to "0".
I then did it a third time. Again, it showed 7 psi.
I did not get to do a volume test today because I did not have someone available to help me out so one could keep an eye on the fuel and the engine.