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today for the first time since i have owned my truck my dash lite up WATER IN FUEL. is this something i should be worried about. what do i need to do?
also i added a bottle of the fuel treatment to help clear the water out, if it still tells me there is water in fuel what should i do.
i usually get fuel from 1 place but they were working on the pumps so i went to lukoil and filled up and since then its been saying water in fuel.
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usually draining the fuel bowel helps that. just turn the lever till it drains out. then close it. should go away after that. if it comes back on, then theres water in the tank

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where is that located
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where is that located
now that i think of it. im not sure on the 6.0s

but there should be a yellow lever that you turn to drain it out next to the fuel filter housing.

Fuel Filter change on the 6.0

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There is an allen key bolt in the side of the fuel filter housing on the frame rail. You will get diesel fule on you doing this, take out the bolt and let it run for about 10 seconds. I had to have the sensor replaced twice because it would not reset.The dealer told me I should drain it once a month, i'm lazy so I don't do it that often, I do it twice between oil changes and have not had a problem for about a year.
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as stated above its on the hfcm which is under the drivers door on the inside of the frrame rail. remove the allen bolt and allow to drain til only fuel is coming out. reinstall plug and see if light goes out. sometimes crud and other junk can contaiminate the sensor card ands give you false water in fuel lights. if after draining it doesnt go off, you may need to rremove the sensor and clean it and retry
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thanks i will try it
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