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post #1 of 18 Old 10-09-2011, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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I see lots of y'all draining the lower pan... what is this? New owner just purchased about a month ago, LOVE IT!!
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Are you maybe referring to the lower fuel filter assembly along the frame?

Should be drained for about 20 seconds once a month to clear any water that it has scrubbed from the diesel fuel.

Only other thing would be the oil pan....but I am sure you're not referring to this, right?

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Thanks for the info, trying it tonight just rolled 2K on 'er.
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Where is the best place to get the coolant test kit and the Ford diesel fuel additive?
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I drain my DFCM monthly but have yet to sea any water, using Shell #2 Diesel Fuel.

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My wife works in the service dept at our local Ford Dealer (2nd largest Super Duty dealer in the nation) so I hear the $14,000 uh oh's that happen due to not draining the DCM...So EVERY Sunday mine gets drained.
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My wife works in the service dept at our local Ford Dealer (2nd largest Super Duty dealer in the nation) so I hear the $14,000 uh oh's that happen due to not draining the DCM...So EVERY Sunday mine gets drained.
Call me nuts, but I look forward to draining mine. I love the smell and the interaction with my truck. I do live in Ohio where the daily activities include watching corn and beans sway in the breeze!

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Reading the diesel supplement, I don't see anywhere where you need to drain the DCM monthly, only when water is in your fuel. Or do you all just see WIF so much you drain monthly?

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I've never seen the water in fuel message, but I still drain my DFCM often. You can get bad diesel and not have any idea, so its better to just be safe rather than sorry and do it as a precautionary maintenance

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