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post #1 of 12 Old 10-06-2009, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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fuel/water separator.

How often do you guys open the plug on the separator and drain the water out? I was just wondering, it appears that whomever got hold of mine last stripped out the 6mm allen head and I am not sure how I am going to get it out now. I have heard some mechanics say that they recommend doing this every few weeks or so, but I have heard others say that they just wait till the light comes on.

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You could try an easy out that should work.
Or you could just take the end cap off....I think that drains it too.


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Try to drain it atleast once a month.

I've never had a fuel in water light thus far.

If you get the plug out, International and Ford offer a plug that you can screw in by hand, you should definately get one!

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I drain mine once a month. Here is the new drain plug...HFCM Drain Plug
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Where is the separator located on a 2007 6.0?
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On the driver side frame rail near the transmission.
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Thanks... Better start off by draining it first off.
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I am going to pick up a set of easy outs, and see if mine will come loose, but damn its in there tight and it seems like a fairly soft, malleable iron, so I dont know if an easy out will get it or not, but I will try. thanks for the info.

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Changing the filter does NOT drain the water separator.

You can epoxy a 6 mm allen wrench in the stripped plug and most likely get it out.

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Changing the filter does NOT drain the water separator.

You can epoxy a 6 mm allen wrench in the stripped plug and most likely get it out.
Nice idea, I like that.

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