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post #1 of 14 Old 08-02-2010, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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help me gut used to my 6.4

ok im still getting to know my new truck, and i was reading that there was a drain to actually drain water from the fuel system. can someone tell me where that drain is located.

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Its on the Driver side inside frame rail by the transmission.
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im new too!

so i understand you have to drain it?

what up with that?
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im new too!

so i understand you have to drain it?

what up with that?
Ultra low sulfur diesel is notorious for absorbing water, so regular changes of the fuel filter and draining of the fuel/water separator are a must to avoid damage to the fuel system. If you've heard reports of the CP4 injection pump burning out, it's because of the water in the fuel.

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Ultra low sulfur diesel is notorious for absorbing water, so regular changes of the fuel filter and draining of the fuel/water separator are a must to avoid damage to the fuel system. If you've heard reports of the CP4 injection pump burning out, it's because of the water in the fuel.
How often does the water need to be drained?
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The manual says to check once a month.

You don't need to drain the whole thing, just a little bit to see if there's dirt / water in the fuel.

I just use an old glass jelly jar so I can see.

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The manual says to check once a month.

You don't need to drain the whole thing, just a little bit to see if there's dirt / water in the fuel.

I just use an old glass jelly jar so I can see.
Thanks for the info.
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Good to know! when draining little bit out of the water seperator, do I need to prime up the system again (key in battery position for 30 sec x 6)? or can i just drain and crank it up?

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A pictures worth a thousand words.

Standing on the driver side, look under the vehicle for the front link where it attaches to the frame,


Now crawl under the vehicle and look behind that and up on the inside of the frame (toward drive lines) for this,


The Yellow Tube pointing at your eye is the drain, the Yellow Handle (to the left) is the lever that swings out and to the right (clockwise in that view).

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My drain water light comes on every 10 minutes. I just changed the oil and fuel filters and it came on within 10 minutes after that. Anyone else have this happen?

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