Ya, I took it all apart.... Its all clean now....AGAIN!!!! Here is the cause..... The filter was rattling around in the case, which it is not supposed to do. I used a razer blade, and gently cut it apart.... I am shocked at how dirty the filter is. I use a fuel cell, no sponge. I look at the bottom, and it all looked clean, now there is some crud.... I must have got some bad gas somewhere.... Probably Giant eagle....... I know my Super Duty burns it like water so I use it in my 40 and only BP in my SD... either way, I am gonna do that filter as well... The center element should have been attached to the green on either sides attached to the housing.... I want to reiterate, how minute these strands where.... if it weren't for the magnetic point, I wouldn't have seen them.