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Drain Water Seperator Continues after drainging.

Monday I got there drain water seperator light on the DIC. This was 200 miles into a tank of fuel. So I drained it. The message came back on after driving for 15 minutes of so. The message was gone when I left work but came back on after 15 minutes of driving. This was without draining it.

This morning the message is back on again after driving for 15 minutes. I drained it into a bottle and there is no water. The fuel is very clean. I don't have time to take this thing to the dealer before I have to tow my race car to an event 4 hours away.

This looks to me to be a sensor error that I can just ignore for now (much like the TPMS errors I get some times). Any thoughts?
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That's what it sounds like to me, but I'd want to be sure as it could void your warranty when that water(if there is any) goes past the HFCM and destroys your pump.
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There were some issues with the HFCM's on the 6.0 trucks they would get a "gel" buildup of **** in the HFCM where the sensor is.

I would buzz it past the dealer quick just so you have something on paper, in case of a failure.

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I had the same problem and the dealer kept telling me to drain it and I drained it and drained it and drained it and the message kept coming up. They even drained it and said it was fine but the message continued to show up. I can't remember exactly what the problem was but they replaced the water seperator unit and they covered it under the power train warranty

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The sensor is either has crud all over it, or has gone south. Normally, they are covered in crud when the light wont go off after you drain it.

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Can this sensor be cleaned, or is this a dealer only fix? Mine is doing the same thing, just wondering.
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