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post #1 of 8 Old 08-19-2007, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Odd warning light.

This is probably a really dumb question..............yesterday when I started the X
a warning light that looks like a gas pump being rained on lit up. Water in the gas? I need to wash the truck? I bought my X used and it didn't have the factory manual. Thanks for the help.
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Yup that is the water in fuel warning. Is it on when the EX is running or just when starting? When starting my instrument cluster looks like a Christmas tree but when running no warnings.

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If it stays on I would change my fuel filter making sure that you drain all fuel outta the fuel bowl, then add some diesel additive with a full tank of Diesel from a station you trust and things should be good to go. By the way, the drain pipe off the bowl stops about midway down the front of the motor. I attached a 3/8" oil line to mine with a small hose clamp and zip tied it to the cross member. That way I can get the catch pan right where I need it and it will not get fuel all over the front of the motor. Took a whole 2 minutes to install. If you do not put a hose on the end of the pipe it will make one he11 of a mess on your truck and the ground below it.

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It stayed on, but the next time I started the truck it stayed off.
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I would still recommend changing the fuel filters.

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Thanks for the help. I will change the filters out in the next week or so.
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I would try to change it as soon as you can. Water in fuel is very bad.

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I like the Idea of the "Need to wash truck soon"


No, in all reality, If it is water in the fuel. I would change the filter, then figure out where you got the fuel and complain.
This happened to me a few weeks ago. I was getting fuel from one station for several fillup's and then noticed (my aftermarket water/fuel seperator) had water in it.


I complained to the head office, and got a free tank of fuel.

Of course, I no longer use that particular station anymore, even tho it is close to home.

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