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Old 01-09-2010, 09:58 AM
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Water In Fuel

I got water in my fuel, guys! It never got in the motor or anything like that. It's just in my fuel/water separater. I was going to take that little piece off to drain the water, but you need an allen wrench to do it, and I had some. I tried a 7/32 and it seem to fit tight, but once I started putting torque on it, it slipped so I tried a 1/4 and it wouldn't even fit. Then I tried a 6mm I think it was? and it did about the same as a 7/32, so I don't know what size fits. I hope the hole isn't stripped out!
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I got water in my fuel, guys! It never got in the motor or anything like that. It's just in my fuel/water separater. I was going to take that little piece off to drain the water, but you need an allen wrench to do it, and I had some. I tried a 7/32 and it seem to fit tight, but once I started putting torque on it, it slipped so I tried a 1/4 and it wouldn't even fit. Then I tried a 6mm I think it was? and it did about the same as a 7/32, so I don't know what size fits. I hope the hole isn't stripped out!
It takes a 6mm allen wrench.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:04 AM
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It takes a 6mm allen wrench.
Alright, I'll go back out later and try the 6mm again.
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The fuel water separator your speaking of is down by the horizontal fram mounted fuel filter right? I read my owners manual and it shows a lever that you flip down to drain the water out but when I got under my truck to look for it I didn't see anything like this. I want to familerize myself with it in case I ever have to drain this.
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The fuel water separator your speaking of is down by the horizontal fram mounted fuel filter right? I read my owners manual and it shows a lever that you flip down to drain the water out but when I got under my truck to look for it I didn't see anything like this. I want to familerize myself with it in case I ever have to drain this.
No lever, just a brass 6mm allen screw that needs to be removed to allow it to drain.
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The fuel water separator your speaking of is down by the horizontal fram mounted fuel filter right? I read my owners manual and it shows a lever that you flip down to drain the water out but when I got under my truck to look for it I didn't see anything like this. I want to familerize myself with it in case I ever have to drain this.
Matt,

Correct, it's basically directly under the drivers seat along the frame rail. You'll also need to get a 6mm allen wrench. It's a good idea to drain the HFCM each time you change your oil. Don't just wait until the light comes on.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:26 PM
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Some '06 MY were fitted with a levered ball valve (my neighbor's '06 has one)...for the rest of us there's this guy....

Diesel Technician Society
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Some '06 MY were fitted with a levered ball valve (my neighbor's '06 has one)...for the rest of us there's this guy....

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Wow - you learn something new every day.
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Well, I found my 6mm yesterday and crawled up under my truck... and lets just say I stripped the allen screw out! I don't know what to do now.
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Take a hammer and chisel and break it loose and put an updated drain valve in.
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