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Old 12-08-2011, 07:36 AM
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2004 F350 water in fuel light comming on.

When driving down the road the truck will stall the water in gas light will come on along with the glow plug light and the truck will then restart. It does this sometimes when taking off also. I am ussing fuel additive for gelling and water, which makes a huge difference in the way the truck runs. I have had the truck for about 2 months didn't do this in the begging, I have changed the fuel and water separator filers.
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Any codes? What did the fuel filters look like when you pulled them out?
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When you changed the fuel filters did you use Ford filters, i hope.
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I didn't use ford filters, and they looked OK. I have been reading and have found the drain plug on the side of the water separator. I tried to drain it and the plug striped out. I did buy a motorcraft oil filter for when I change the oil and I plan to replace the fuel filters with motor craft the next time around.

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I didn't use ford filters, and they looked OK. I have been reading and have found the drain plug on the side of the water separator. I tried to drain it and the plug striped out. I did buy a motorcraft oil filter for when I change the oil and I plan to replace the fuel filters with motor craft the next time around.
A work truck that I had but in 05 had a valve where the drain plug was which made it real easy to drain any water off. Has anyone seen this, did the mechanic add it to make maintenance easier? I was up in the UP this summer and had a bout with some water in the fuel and was having to pull over every 100 miles or so and drain it through the majority of 2 tanks.

I swore I would ask when I got back but forget till I read this post.
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I didn't use ford filters, and they looked OK. I have been reading and have found the drain plug on the side of the water separator. I tried to drain it and the plug striped out. I did buy a motorcraft oil filter for when I change the oil and I plan to replace the fuel filters with motor craft the next time around.
By the time you get to the next time you may need 8 injectors ONLY Ford or Racor fuel filters will help keep the water out of the fuel filter before it get to the injectors they have the water rap around the filter.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:37 PM
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Having the same problem and I just paid a mechanic $550 dollars to put a new water in fuel manifold on there. It cant be that. There has to be something else causing it. Mine only does it when I hit a bump or pot hole in the road. Any held would be great.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:58 AM
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What I figured out to be the problem was the plugs going into my FICM. The injector computer unit is on top of the drivers side intake and the plugs on the bottom break and wont stay in the unit. Being on the bottom they stay in until you hit a bump or torque the engine. The easiest fix is to put a rubber hose such as a heater hose under the plugs before you remount the FICM, this will keep them in place and fix the problem.

I also tried to fix the fuel pump with the upgraded wiring and replacement cover, plus the new larger drain plug. This had no affect on the problem and seemed not to make any difference in the way the truck ran. Plus after two years of haveing the new water separator plug the new one wont unscrew either.
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Thanks bud I'm going to try that this afternoon.
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Just to let you guys know what Todd Shroats said above works if your having both the glow plug light and wif light come on after hitting a bump. Thanks Todd
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