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Old 01-30-2014, 03:09 PM
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Water in Fuel Light

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On the 350, I had the water in fuel idiot light appear on the dashboard. I emptied out the reservoir and off the light went. I've owned 6.0s for several years and this is the first one I've seen. Same truck ... light was back on and the reservoir full again in two months. Any idea why it wouldn't be on for years and now it's on again within months?
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You are buying crappy fuel?
Seriously, was there water present when you drained it?
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drain fuel pump in a couple days in a glass jar you will find water
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:18 PM
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Same fuel I've been buying for the last two years. It was a mixture of water and fuel in the reservoir. I'm not too worried that the light illuminated, more with how quickly it illuminated after I last emptied it. Any way I could've gotten a bad fuel filter (anyone ever heard of that causing this problem)?
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:27 PM
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Even if you have kept up with your filter changes, and do not see water when you drained the HFCM, you can still get that light.
Best to start this whole journey with new filters if it has been awhile.

Get a can or two of carb cleaner, bend the straw at about a 45 angle, remove the drain plug and spray inside in all directions. That would clean the crap out that tends to build up in that housing. Depending on how bad the corrosion is that may or may not work.
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The tv show truck u also did a nice little show on trouble shooting this. I believe you could find that on speedtv.com?
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Thanks for the pointers. I'll start checking out the system tomorrow morning.
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Bumping this up, one because the vid is pretty good.

Two because I wanted to ask if you guys are using this (below) or if there is an upgraded solution.



HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug Upgrade 6E7Z-9C082-A
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I am using that. It is a hell of alot easier to deal with/remove than the original.
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cool, thanks.
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