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Old 04-16-2012, 07:50 AM
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water fuel separator problems

I drain my water fuel separator at least once a month. I always drain it into a water bottle and mostly fills up with fuel and the odd time a drop or two of water mixed in there. Today I went to drain it again and nothing came out at all. I stuck a pin up there and slowly it stated to drain mainly steady drops usually it pours out. I went to check it again a bit later and again absolutely nothing comes out. Its been below freezing all week out do you think that the maybe i got a bad batch of fuel with lots of water in it and now because of the temps its frozen in there? Can I take the cover for the lever off and clear out any debris or does that cover not work like that. Thanks in advance I want to get this taken care of asap. Also I change my fuel filters every 8000 miles
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:20 AM
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It could just be gunk in the filter housing that is frozen. What does your fuel pressure look like? Is it still running about the same? I dont think the lever comes off. Best thing to do is pull the filter and scrape out any gunk you have in there and see what that does for you.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:52 AM
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I have the edge race so I'm not able to monitor the fuel pressure but the truck is running fine id be more concerned if i didn't drain it on a regular basis but i last drained it about 3 weeks ago. Im working out on the rigs right now so i won't be able to look at it for the next week or so hopefully I don't damage anything by driving it
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:55 AM
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If you can, add some anti gel and see if that frees anything up. Im on the rigs myself right now, but its in the 40's here in North Dakota.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:05 AM
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I wish it was 40 here we just got hit with spring snowstorm now it will melt and make the roads a mess again! Thanks for the help
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:19 PM
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UPDATE: I tried it again this afternoon after the temperature was above freezing for a while and it drained no problem and a very tiny bit of water the rest was clean diesel so it must have been frozen and there was a little blockage
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:38 PM
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sounds like good news.
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