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Water in fuel

I have drained my fuel/water separator three times in the last year. I don't seem to have any water in the system, which is a good thing unless water is not being filtered. I've had the filters replaced every third oil change, 15000 miles. Am I doing something wrong because I don't see any water in it. Is this normal or am I just using good fuel. ilet it drain for 20-25 seconds which s about 6-8oz. Any thoughts?
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I would say, keep getting fuel at the same place. but keep checking and draining for water. you don't want to take a chance of running water through the fuel system.

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Thanks J. I have gotten gas at various places but I still have yet to find water in the fuel. I use RBP diesel additive/cetane booster. I will continue to check every month.
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That's a good thing. I never have had a water In fuel light come on through 2 6.0's, 1 6.4 And now a 6.7. It just means the places where your getting fuel are frequently used and the diesel isn't sitting for long periods allowing water to get in there.

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wow. I check mine every second tank, which is about once a week. guess I'm an overachiever.


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John I check mine about every second tank as well better safe then sorry right

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We must have really good gas down here. In talking with some other f250 owners, they pretty much say the same thing. But I'll keep checking.
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Ford actually recommends changing the fuel filters every 10k miles now. I do mine very other O&F change.
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If I had any water in mine the last time I changed the fuel filter I wore the water! I pulled the top filter first and I think it started siphoring the fuel out because I almost filled up a gallon jug before I just bit the bullet and pulled the bottom filter! Crazy never had that much trouble before.

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Blue, under which plan does it recommend every 10K. I just looked at my book and it says every 20K for normal operation.
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