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Old 02-18-2014, 09:21 PM
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"Water in fuel" light

I have a 97 ps and This "water in fuel" light came on my dash but truck runs strong. Should I just change the fuel filter and see if it goes away?


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Old 02-18-2014, 09:37 PM
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Ummm..... Yeah man, at least drain the water out of the fuel filter. When was it changed last? Fuel filter are extremely important on a diesel!!!
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:54 PM
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Ok thanks. I bought the truck about a month ago and I don't think the previous owner had replaced it before. Aren't they supposed to be replaced about every 100k miles?


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Old 02-19-2014, 04:02 PM
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I changed fuel filter in my 96 every other oil change. There is lever on fuel bowl to drain out the water, iirc it is yellow in color. Someone correct me if i am wrong.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:29 PM
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Changing fuel filters every 100K is for gas engines. Diesel engines require fuel filter changes every 10K miles. It's best to do it every other oil change to simply it. But I wouldn't go over 10K miles on a single filter. Also, if you don't drive much change the fuel filter once a year to prevent the filter from disenagrating and spreading throughout the entire fuel system. This has happen to a member on here but he yet several years without changing his filter and when problem arose he went to change the filter and most of the cotton/paper media from the filter was gone!!! Maintainence is very important to the longevity of your diesel engine.
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Ok cool. Thank you guys, I appreciate it.


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