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Old 03-09-2010, 07:17 AM
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Water in Fuel Questions

I have a 2005 f350 6.0 which has had issues in the past with injectors, water in fuel issues and most recently replaced the EGR valve.....
I have some questions about the issue of water in the fuel system---
When the EGR valve was replaced last month, the mechanic drained the water from teh drain spot on the fuel filter area...
I drained it this morning and it had some in it again...
How often is this supposed to be drained?
If there a way to retrofit the holding facility to hold more water?
Is there a way to drain water from teh fuel tank instead of allowing it to get into the system and to the filter area?

Is there a resource that may list the high volumn diesel stations in ones area?
Im in Birmingham, AL
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:21 AM
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To my knowledge, there is no way to increase the capacity of the water separator, short of adding an aftermarket one before it.

Drain it often... couldn't hurt to do it at every oil change. It only takes a couple of minutes.

Water won't really build up in the fuel tank very much because water settles to the bottom, and the fuel pickup draws from the bottom of the tank. Any water in there will get sucked up and filtered out in the fuel conditioning module.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:01 AM
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Thanks for the reply...
Does anyone recommend draining the water out at every fuel fill up? Which for me would be once a week.
Does anyone know if there is an after market water fuel separator that is available?
How does everyone judge if their local station is providing them good fuel or not? I kow you cant ask, becuase they may think they have good fuel, but may not realize that it may actually have water in it....
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:13 AM
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My 6.o is a 2003 with the hex head drain. Is there a conversion kit to install the valve? My cap is stripped and I have to losen the cover to drain the water.
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yes here is the part number get it from international for like 15 bucks. then you can do it handsfree. 6E7Z9C082A you should start running a fuel conditioner like powerservice silver bottle or something. if you also getting alot of water in the fuel i would be getting my fuel from another fuel station. i drain mine when i change the filters and there is maybe a teaspoon if that. but i run fuel conditioner in every tank and change filters every other oil change.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:23 AM
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Thanks. Just got the truck a few weeks ago. Ran great until I filled up at a local BP. started spitting and missing every so often. No codes so we decided to check the water separator. Found water but no WIF light. Sensor may be bad??? Truck runs great again. Started using Diesel Kleen on the last fill up as well. Plan on using every fill up.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:51 PM
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i use a local bp station too and am wondering if this is the source of my problem?
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If there's a lot of water in there, and your WIF light isn't coming on, then your sensor may be bad. Mine got stuck on because the sensor was all gummed up with rust and crud.
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purplehorn, thanks for that part number... I'm going to order one.
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VeeDubTDI, when checking the sensor do you just take the front plate off? My light has been staying on after draining several times. I was going to take the cover off but wasn't sure if it was the front, or side covers? Thanks
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