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Water Separator Drain Plug

Yesterday I changed my fuel filters and when I took the drain plug out of the fuel/water separater I noticed I could wiggle it back and forth tired out the threads had been eaten away. I've already ordered a new one. I was wondering what could have caused this and if anyone else has had this problem.


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Corrosion caused by water. It is a water separator.

I would say you need to drain it more often.

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I just got the truck about a month ago so I'm doing all maintenance for the first time


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I just got the truck about a month ago so I'm doing all maintenance for the first time
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Thanks I already ordered the upgraded plug. but the filter cap had the hex head stripped and I had to use Chanel locks to get it off is there anywhere where I could get a new one?


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be careful with those plugs, usually when I find them that corroded the aluminum HFCM side cover threads aren't far behind it. It's best to put an entire cover on it when they get to that point, you don't want to end up stripping out the threads tightening the new plug.

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I agree with replaceing the cover and the plug. That picture it already looks like you got half the covers threads buried in the plugs threads.


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the side cover threads were fine and its just one side of the plug thats messed up. it looks like it was just ate away ill get some better pics when the new plug comes in.


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