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Question Water in Fuel light came on today

On my way to work this morning the "Water in Fuel" light came on for about 3-4 miles and was off after that.

NEWBIE help please let me know if I need to do something

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When was the last time you changed the filter? I would stop at the auto parts store get a new filter. When you get home pull the old one out and then look for the yellow lever on the side of the fuel bowl. Twist it and drain out the water and fuel. Get something to put under the tube cause it makes a mess. Don't forget to twist the lever back and install new filter and be on your way.
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Should drain that thing every oil change remember to cycle the key about 10 times to refill the bowl.

If you have never done it watch the o-rings leak afterwords.

I wouldn't drive much with water in the fuel good way to split injector nozzles.

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There is a yellow lever at the rear of the fuel bowl, underneath your Powerstroke diesel engine cover, turn this lever towards the driver side fender. This will empty the water and the fuel bowl through the drain line which ends on the front of the engine, if you don't attach a hose to the end of the drain it will dump fuel all over the front end. JFYI it takes about a cup of water to set the Water in Fuel light, so I would change who I am buying fuel from.

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Drained the filter housing and changed my fuel filter ... but this morning had the "water in fuel" light back on

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Keep draining the fuel filter, the yellow lever, you may have a lot of water in the tank. I read a thread about not using aditives to get water out of fuel, it will put the fuel/water mix through your fuel system. Not 100% shurr but maby some one can clear that up. Thank you.........
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Thanks I will try that ... I have a 2200 mile round trip to make this weekend ... so I really need to get this squared away ...

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If you are getting that much water I would probably drain the tank and refill with quality fuel. You can use the same drain line to drain your tank, just keep cycling the key until she's empty. I would also raise some cane where you bought fuel, not that it will do any good.

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If you are getting that much water I would probably drain the tank and refill with quality fuel. You can use the same drain line to drain your tank, just keep cycling the key until she's empty. I would also raise some cane where you bought fuel, not that it will do any good.

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Well I just filled up I fill up at one place 95% of the time and its easy and if I get $100 worth of groceries I get $0.10 off ... but I need to change spots ...

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