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water in fuel light on!

can anyone tell me how to drain the water in the filter bowl? the light came on so i am guessing that would be the first step in the procedure. does anyone have any other ideas how to resolve this problem?
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there is a yellow lever on the back of the fuel filter housing. Turn it towards the passanger side and fuel will come out out the tube that dropps down on the passanger front of the motor.....

If the fuel comes out couldy, it was for sure water in the fuel. Its possible its just accumulation. Keep an eye on the light after you drain it and well go from there...also change your filter....
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i have changed the filter on my 90 non turbo 7.3 and afterwards took a while to bleed the system. will that happen on these as well?
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i have changed the filter on my 90 non turbo 7.3 and afterwards took a while to bleed the system. will that happen on these as well?
No, this is a self bleeding system. You will need to turn the key on for a bit...maybe ten seconds...before starting. This will fill the fuel bowl....other than that, no special steps needed....
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You want to attatch a 3/8 hose to the end of the filler tube or you will have diesel fuel all over the place!!! This really should be done at every oil change, it takes about 3/4 of a cup to signal this light, that's a lot of water.

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Mine is a 2004 6.0 and the water in fuel light has been on since day one. McRee Ford has claimed to have fixed the problem......fact they were made out of poor quality steel and corrode causing the water in fuel light to stay on. It only took a teaspoon to set mine off.
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Mine is a 2004 6.0 and the water in fuel light has been on since day one. McRee Ford has claimed to have fixed the problem......fact they were made out of poor quality steel and corrode causing the water in fuel light to stay on. It only took a teaspoon to set mine off.
it was the aluminum portion of the cap of the housing that was corroding on yours.......and the 6.0 sensor is VERY sensitive.....
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