water/fuel separator - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 02-08-2008, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
water/fuel separator

When I drain the fuel filter bowl, does this also drain out any water that has been accumulated through the water/fuel separator?
OneBigD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 02-08-2008, 02:14 PM
Desert Shield/Storm Vet

 
vitalidle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Munising, MI.
Posts: 9,092
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yep since water is heavier then diesel it will sink to the bottom of the bowl

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
AIH Delete With Boost Fitting

vitalidle is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 02-27-2008, 05:01 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have an 04 Excursion with the 6.0l V8. My fuel/water separator light came on so I drained the top and the bottom. That didn't work so I replaced both filters. The light still won't go out. Are there any other options I can try before I go to the dealership?
04diesel is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 02-27-2008, 05:05 AM
Member
 
thebandwagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: louisville
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04diesel View Post
I have an 04 Excursion with the 6.0l V8. My fuel/water separator light came on so I drained the top and the bottom. That didn't work so I replaced both filters. The light still won't go out. Are there any other options I can try before I go to the dealership?

Mine was doing the same thing, took it in and got it replaced under warranty, took 17 min. in and out.

thebandwagon is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 02-27-2008, 05:24 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks, I'll do that next! I had thought about replacing the water/fuel separator beneath the driver's seat attached to the frame. Should I go to the dealership first?
When I drained it, I didn't see any water. Is it ok to drive with the light on or am I going to do major damage?
04diesel is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 02-27-2008, 06:21 AM
Member
 
thebandwagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: louisville
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I drained mine every other day just in case of damage. I know that injectors do not like water, and Ford will not cover any damage due to water in the injectors.

thebandwagon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome