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Old 12-31-2010, 05:58 PM
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draining water on 6.4

Can anyone give info on draining water from the fuel?
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:08 PM
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What do u need to know
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I use a dry plastic water or soda bottle. Lay under the driver side, locate the housing in the frame rail. Put the bottle mouth over the drain, open the lever and let it drain for 10-15 seconds or until you see no water. I do it every month and have no water
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:53 AM
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Ya, you can actually get up to a quart out of it.
Sorry to hijack but, I changed my fuel filters last night and I had a slight problem with getting the fuel going again.
Twice I started it and it died after changing the second filter. I cycled the key 10 times between individual filters, changing the frame first and then the secondary filter running it between.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:09 AM
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I change both at the same time.
I cycle the key about 10 times leaving the key on for around 20 seconds each time. Starts right up for me.
I have yet to get water out of the separator. I drain mine about once a month.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:25 AM
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Instructions and tecs that I've talked to say to do one at a time.
I also noticed that the new filter for the one on the frame had an o-ring on the bottom while the old one did not.
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So how often are you supposed to drain this water? Don't recall seeing anything in the maintenance schedule about this... but maybe I glanced over it?

And anyone have a picture of what this lever looks like and where exactly it's located?
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:37 PM
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So how often are you supposed to drain this water? Don't recall seeing anything in the maintenance schedule about this... but maybe I glanced over it?

And anyone have a picture of what this lever looks like and where exactly it's located?
You're suppose to drain the water out every month If you go under the driver's side door, right up against the frame you'll notice a canister with a plastic tip, put a plastic water or soda bottle to the tip, & pull the lever on tip toward the passenger side & wait about 30 seconds, Then closed the the lever
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:03 AM
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:30 AM
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I just did mine myself for the first time this weekend. I clamped on a 3/16" fuel hose to make the process a little easier to manage and limit any fuel spill mess. Very easy to do. No water in mine but at least I know that I'm clean. Very cold here in NV so I want to be sure that I dont have any water in the fuel system due to condensation, etc.
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