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Question Changing Fuel Filters

I want to change both fuel filters on my 2006 F250 6.0L. What's best way to change the filter on the FCM? Seems like a mess waiting to happen with all that fuel waiting to leak out. I've been draining some water from it weekly. Top filter looks easy. Thanks!
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I want to change both fuel filters on my 2006 F250 6.0L. What's best way to change the filter on the FCM? Seems like a mess waiting to happen with all that fuel waiting to leak out. I've been draining some water from it weekly. Top filter looks easy. Thanks!
pickup a fumoto valve for it from one of the vendors on here it helps direct the flow away form the frame

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I'm draining water from the fuel conditioning module. Not a lot but there's some each time I open the drain plug. First time I drained it I got an ounce or two.
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Just let it drain for a couple minutes and then take cap off. Won't be much come out. Also, use only Motor Craft filters. A 36mm socket and long flex head ratchet or long enough extension to get past cross member really makes the job a lot easier.
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This is the updated drain plug that diverts the fuel away from the frame, it's cheap too.


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I let it drain for several minutes and got a quart it never stopped draining. I tightened the plug and gave up for now.
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Thanks for the photo of the updated drain plug.
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How much of it is water or fuel that is coming out? Can you see the water beading up in the fuel? Fuel will continue to drain out slowly if you have the plug out.

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is your water in fuel light illuminating?
are you testing your drain contents for water using a clear glass ?

park nose up and crack the upper fuel cap and let it gurrgle then change the top or leave open and do the lower

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