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Old 10-13-2008, 03:26 PM
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water separator drain plug?

had the water in fuel light come on today in my truck and i drained it off, but i am just wondering if there is any kind of a drain **** that could be installed instead of the plug. My old GM 6.5 diesel had a nifty little "tap" on the front of the engine for drain off water, made it super easy.
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no drain that I know of but international does sell a newer plug that lets you point the drip past the driveshaft. The International part number is at the end of this thread.
Fuel Filter change on the 6.0
I have an extra if anyone needs it. $10 shipped.

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Old 10-13-2008, 09:48 PM
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Somebody mentioned Napa Filters...
I have only seen one on a photo... But I just bought a whole case of Baldwin Filters and they do not have the white AQUABLOCK membrane on the larger filter that goes in the HFCM...

I am thinking I have to get Ford originals to get that aquablock water separator membrane...??? Water is death to these injectors, and I am not sure the Napa or the Baldwin will separate out the water without that white membrane around them... Any comments????

Should have bought the Ford ones, on sale at the Powerstroke Shop for $47..
But there are none in Australia, so I bought the Baldwins only to fine out....

Anyways Friends, better check into it, as that white membrane might be the only water shed in the system, and Napa and Balwin might bring long term pain $$$$$

Regards from Australia, King Ranch, CC DRW, LWB, only one of a handfull in the Country, and the only one in the 07 Burnt Copper colour I have ever seen.. is rare here..!!! All rice grinders in Oz..
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the ford filter is the only one that does get the water out. You could pick up a Fass system or Airdog. They both have water separation built into them.
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Or you could install an ITP pre-pump kit or roll your own. Use standard Napa/Fleetfilter/Baldwin OTS fuel water separator fuel filters.

Draining water and/or contaminated fuel is super easy: I have four fuel filters on my truck and I can drain two of them far faster than the OEM HFCM fuel filter.

ITP pre-pump filter kit: ITP 7.3L Fuel Tank / Pre-Pump Kit

Roll your own pre-pump fuel filter: http://www.rocketcityrockcrawlers.co...2008-02-25.pdf

Enclosed is an Excel file with most of the popular Napa/Wix fuel filters, pick the attribute that's important to you and you have your filter. Don't like Napa/Wix? Simple, cross to your favorite filter maker and go to town.

Good luck.

Al
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