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Old 06-04-2009, 05:08 AM
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6.0 Water Seperator

I have never let this drain because I didn't know about it. On my insight the barometer reads 100. Does this mean it needs drained? I really don't know what that reading reads anyhow. Where do I drain the water at?
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The truck will tell you when the separator is full. The drain is an allen (don't remember what size, I think 6mm), and it's located on the hosing for the frame rail fuel filter. It's in your owners manual. I've had to drain mine ONCE in 26k miles.

I have no idea what the barometer is suppose to be insided the engine either
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:34 AM
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So its under the truck on the frame by the fuel filter. Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:39 AM
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So its under the truck on the frame by the fuel filter. Thanks!
That's correct . If I remeber right, the drain is facing inward toward the center of the truck
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:10 AM
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Just drain it every other oil change, prevent issues when you don't need any show stoppers.
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You'll want to have your arm or hand above or to the side of the drain when you loosen that 6mm allen or you will get an arm bath, it doesn't shoot far so a pail right below it will get it all. Let it drain for 5 seconds and retighten. You can also get a special drain valve that replaces the allen and is a bit less messy. It's a good idea to open the gas cap first. When finished turn the key to 'on' for 20-30 seconds and repeat 4 or 5 times before starting the engine.

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Old 06-04-2009, 08:43 AM
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wow, first I have ever heard of this :-/
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Its the worst setup for water drain I have seen. Its because its under the truck, needs to be foolproof. I drain mine through the filter cap, so far the Allen screw will not budge so I carry a filter wrench with me all the time anyway in case the Light comes on. So far no need to do between filter change. On my VW, It has a water container by the tank, I open the drain valve while not freezing outside, and let it flow till there is a steady stream. Water will drip and oil will not. I do this quite often because its easy, but on the truck its a challenge. Now I think about it I could just install one on the tank line by the tank, I have a few of those at home.
I was at a dealer in florida with my truck and I mentioned I had checkd the frame filter for plugging and the service tech laught. He said the filter has to be some dirty to affect the operation of these trucks, Its alway safe to be ready for a dirty shot of fuel with a clean filter, but in 17 years I never got one yet.
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spray WD-40 so there wont be any damage to the plug, its soft. cycle the system and take some care for the next fuel tank cuz of the amount of air bubbles in the system will hurt the injectors. Put in some Lucas or any other lubricating additive in there to ease the pain of the bubbles
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