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post #1 of 3 Old 11-27-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Water separator

I just pulled the water separator plug to see if I had any water built up in the chamber and it smelled like it was just plain diesel. The question is do I let it drain completely out? I let it drain for only about 5 seconds. No check engine lights on the dash, just messing around.

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Yeah you have to pay real close attention and have good lighting to see the water come out then it's followed by a stream of diesel fuel. I usually drain about two cups if i'm changing the filter also. Feel free to drain it for 5-10secs once a month or more often, regular maintenance, can't hurt.

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It's more common in humid areas of the country. I never drain it except when I change my fuel filters every 10k miles. We have 10% humidity, though...

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