Water in fuel question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 02-29-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Water in fuel question

Man this is probably a dumb question but how do you drain the water and fuel seperator? I've had my truck for about a year and never even knew you were supposed to do it. I replace the fuel filters every other oil change but could I have damaged anything from not draining it?

2006 CCLB F-350 Lariat FX-4
4" MBRP straight pipe
AFE stage 2 pro dry intake
Edge CS
Sinister coolant filter
SCT on looney
Amsoil 15w-40
5% tint all the way around
Wet okoale Max-4 seat covers
Sick.0 is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 02-29-2012, 09:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Warren, Oregon
Posts: 1,515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sick.0 View Post
Man this is probably a dumb question but how do you drain the water and fuel seperator? I've had my truck for about a year and never even knew you were supposed to do it. I replace the fuel filters every other oil change but could I have damaged anything from not draining it?
Here are a few to look at
Service Points - HFCM and Fuel Filters
HFCM Draining - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
http://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/D...ence-Guide.pdf
and get one of these to ease the pain
03-07 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug Upgrade [6E7Z-9C082-A/2589259C91] : Storm Automotive Technologies, Your one stop auto shop
or this one
DTS Articles - HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug Upgrade
2 stroker

06 F350 4x4 PSD Lariat FX4 CC LB
Edge Insight CTS Expandable Pyro
AutoMeter Fuel Pressure Gauge
Updated Fuel Reg. Kit 3C3Z-9T517-AG
Amsoil By-Pass(Amsoil 5w40)
Delo ELC Coolant
Coolant Filtration System
pulling a 14,000 lb Alpenlite 5er
97 F350 4x4 PSD CC LB
PacBrake&ATS converter lockup
3" dp 4" exhaust
TruCool 28,000 lb cooler
Tymar Intake
A piller EGT,Boost,Trans
2 stroker is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 02-29-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sweet so you don't have to drain it until your light comes on

2006 CCLB F-350 Lariat FX-4
4" MBRP straight pipe
AFE stage 2 pro dry intake
Edge CS
Sinister coolant filter
SCT on looney
Amsoil 15w-40
5% tint all the way around
Wet okoale Max-4 seat covers
Sick.0 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 02-29-2012, 10:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
novemberdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 484
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You should check it at least once a month and drain the water out.

2006 F350 Lariat Crew

MBRP 4" Turbo Back Exhaust
Sinister Coolant Filter
EGR Delete
BPD FICM
High Idle Mod
Blue Fuel Pressure Spring
CCV Reroute
Fisher 8.5' Extreme V Snow Plow
SCT X3 Custom Tuned by Gearhead Automotive Performance

novemberdelta is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 02-29-2012, 10:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Warren, Oregon
Posts: 1,515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sick.0 View Post
Sweet so you don't have to drain it until your light comes on
When the light comes on it is to late, as stated need to drain off about 2oz a month and keep the tank full to keep it from sweating.
2 stroker

06 F350 4x4 PSD Lariat FX4 CC LB
Edge Insight CTS Expandable Pyro
AutoMeter Fuel Pressure Gauge
Updated Fuel Reg. Kit 3C3Z-9T517-AG
Amsoil By-Pass(Amsoil 5w40)
Delo ELC Coolant
Coolant Filtration System
pulling a 14,000 lb Alpenlite 5er
97 F350 4x4 PSD CC LB
PacBrake&ATS converter lockup
3" dp 4" exhaust
TruCool 28,000 lb cooler
Tymar Intake
A piller EGT,Boost,Trans
2 stroker is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 02-29-2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I got you I just read them all thanks for the help

2006 CCLB F-350 Lariat FX-4
4" MBRP straight pipe
AFE stage 2 pro dry intake
Edge CS
Sinister coolant filter
SCT on looney
Amsoil 15w-40
5% tint all the way around
Wet okoale Max-4 seat covers
Sick.0 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome