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water in fuel

I keep getting the water in fuel message on my truck. I have put a few bottles of fuel treatment in this tank and it keeps coming on, any suggestions?

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Drain the separator.

Watch where you get fuel.

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might as well check the filters too. i got the light a few days ago. i drained and switched the filters.
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I pulled the drain plug tonight, will have to replace the plug! The bottom threads are just about corroded away! I have a filter will replace it on Sunday when I get a chance.

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Water in Fuel

There was a service bulletin a few years ago sent out by Ford to 6.0 owners changing the frequency of the fuel filters replacement to 5K miles for heavy duty use. They are not that expensive (try RockAuto Parts Catalog, cheapest Motorcraft that I can find) and water in fuel can lead to all sorts of problems with injectors. It is cheap insurance to change the filters regularly and drain the separator at the same time. You learn which stations have the poor diesel and which don't.

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The other issue is corrosion or accumulation inside the chamber where the WIF sensor is. You may have to clear out some of the crud in there.

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The other issue is corrosion or accumulation inside the chamber where the WIF sensor is. You may have to clear out some of the crud in there.
Just pull the cover and clean it out with a rag? I pulled the cover and found a ton of crap in there on my 03.

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