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Old 04-09-2012, 06:50 PM
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WIF light on, HFCM lever broken... have to get to work

2008 6.4l First diesel truck, only have had it for like 4 months.

Light came on while driving home today, looked in the manual on how to drain the water. The lever broke off while I was attempting to drain the water so I tried to twist it from the drain and that broke off too, so I tried to pull the cover off and just diesel poured out for a couple minutes... I stopped and tightened it back up when my coffee can filled up.

I called Ford and the part is on order, but won't be here till Wednesday. How can I get this water out without the drain functioning? I figured cracking the cover open would work about the same as opening the drain.

If I were to park the truck facing uphill or downhill if I took the cover completely off would that work? Should I take the filter out? I have all the tools I could really possibly need, I just don't really know how this thing works.

HELP! Gotta get to work in the morning.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:04 PM
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OK, so I answered my own question with a little bit of a mess and a little exploring.

I put the truck front up on ramps to minimize the fuel draining out and I took the 3 torx screws out and pulled the cover off, nothing was coming out of the bottom hole at all, so I popped the o-ring out and stuck a pick into the hole and low and behold what seemed to be a gallon of water started pouring out into the drain pan. I used a couple q-tips to poke around as much as possible in there and some carburetor cleaner in case there was a bunch more crap built up. I cleaned up the o-rings and put everything back together and everything seems to be back to business as usual.

Wednesday when my part comes in I will replace it with a drain that isn't broken and I will drain this thing on a regular basis.
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