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Water in fuel and no start

3/03 f-250 sd 6.0 I filled up and drove for a while. All of a sudden it stopped and would not start. I towed it home and drained the tank and both filters and replaced them. I put in 5 galoons of new fuel. Even with starting fluid it wont start, it tries . Is there any way to drain the heads and get out any more water. before everything was fine! Help
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3/03 f-250 sd 6.0 I filled up and drove for a while. All of a sudden it stopped and would not start. I towed it home and drained the tank and both filters and replaced them. I put in 5 galoons of new fuel. Even with starting fluid it wont start, it tries . Is there any way to drain the heads and get out any more water. before everything was fine! Help
I'm not sure about getting anymore water out, But DO NOT use starting fluid or you can/will damage the engine.

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was there actually water in the fuel when you drained the filter on the frame? How much?

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Yes water in filter and in the tank. A good bit.
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If you know for sure that you got bad fuel, I would notify the gas station that you bought it from. Do you have the receipt? There may be others that got bad fuel too. I don't know if you keep cranking if it will damage the injectors or not, but it may bleed all the water out that way. Put a battery charger on it for sure if you do some cranking. I've also read that if you completely drain the fuel tank, you may need to put more than five gallons in it to get her running. Like stated above, stay away from the starting fluid. If you can though, go after the gas station. Good luck.

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If it had water in there and it dies while driving, I'd say you have major injector issues. The 6.0 injector doesn't like water and are way more sensitive. I've seen a lot of them replaced because of water contamination.

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