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Old 10-15-2009, 08:03 PM
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Hey guys my my father-in-law has a 2 wheel drive 05 F250 6.0.A few weeks a go his water iin fuel message popped up so I drained the system.The next day he suffered a major stroke(he's recovering fine) and the truck was drove very little until this morning.
He said the water in fuel message was back and that the truck was barely running.I plan on changing his fuel filters and draining the water from the system again tomorrow afternoon.
What could be some of the causes of this?Bad fuel,EGR cooler???Is there any way to dry the water out if it's in the fuel tank?
I've never had the problem with my 03 6.0 so this is all new to me.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:36 PM
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could have been bad fuel. I would drain the tank and put fresh good fuel back in there.

changing the filters is a good idea as well. once its all out the truck should run good. if there isnt any loss in coolant then hes good there
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:19 PM
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If you have been getting bad fuel,[ lots of water] it may be worth pulling the sensor off the pump/filter houseing. It tends to build up a white gunky deposit in the little cavity, this can sometimes short out the sensor causeing the fuel light to stay on all the time.
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Hey guys my my father-in-law has a 2 wheel drive 05 F250 6.0.A few weeks a go his water iin fuel message popped up so I drained the system.The next day he suffered a major stroke(he's recovering fine) and the truck was drove very little until this morning.
He said the water in fuel message was back and that the truck was barely running.I plan on changing his fuel filters and draining the water from the system again tomorrow afternoon.
What could be some of the causes of this?Bad fuel,EGR cooler???Is there any way to dry the water out if it's in the fuel tank?
I've never had the problem with my 03 6.0 so this is all new to me.
Anytime you drain the seperator, catch the liquid and put it in a glass jar so you can see how much if any water is there. If there is little or none that would negate draining the tank and of course if there is a lot of water draining the tank and changing filters would be next step. If you put anything in the fuel,make certain it states on the product container"RECOMMENDED FOR DIESEL"regardless of what someone says will work. Fresh filters will often clear up unexplainable trouble.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:27 AM
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What are you supposed to do with 30+ gallons of bad fuel? I saw it at $2.75 today. $70 of fuel gone to waste? Wow that is going to hurt.
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We let it set and seperate then drain off as much water as we can, then burn it in our diesel fired heaters come winter.
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agreed. this happened to us one time and my dad put it into the old international box truck...never missed a beat.
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I had Pops take the truck to the dealership they replaced the EGR cooler under warranty.
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