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WIF Sensor Woes in Atlanta

Well, it looks like I have to limp over and have someone take a look at my '08 6.4. Drain Water/Wrench Light flashing back and for and low power when hitting the gas. Already changed the fuel filters in February and the HFCM back in July

Does anyone in the Atlanta area have any experience with Peach State Ford in Norcross? I haven't found too much info on them, but what little I did seemed to be somewhat positive.

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Diagnosis is in and it looks like a primary fuel filter and water separator filled with black sludge and a shot WIF sensor. Could be worse I guess!
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I had to pull my HFCM -- I cleaned it out and it had all kinds of crap in there! No problems since...

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That's good to hear! I already replaced the hfcm last year. I'm hoping this the last I have to deal with it. That thing is getting drained like clockwork now
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The water sep is notorious for getting some sludge in it and causing false drain lights. its a terrible design from ford. should be a vertical mounted filter so that the sludge wouldnt accumulate. I made that issue go away though and put an air dog 2 on a year ago.

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I pulled mine off after reading too many posts about blown motors due to water and junk in the fuel system. You would think with two fuel filters the system design would catch that stuff.

I have a FASS fuel pump and filter system installed no with a 3 and 5 micron filter set up. Real easy to drain too, just twist the bottom of the filter and drain a little fuel/water out every 10K miles. Truck is a bunch quieter now too.

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The water sep is notorious for getting some sludge in it and causing false drain lights. its a terrible design from ford. should be a vertical mounted filter so that the sludge wouldnt accumulate. I made that issue go away though and put an air dog 2 on a year ago.
Me too. It was well worth it

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I think I'll have to add the air dog to the wish list. Seems to be running pretty good now... new WIF sensor, primary filter and everything cleaned out. Poor thing was all sorts of dirty. On a side note, the Ford shop seemed to be on the ball. Reasonable labor rate, called me with updates, costs for parts seemed to be reasonable and they didn't try to jerk me around.

Anyone have any insight on what would cause that sort of sludge buildup? If it's something I can avoid in the future, I'd love to do so.
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I think I'll have to add the air dog to the wish list. Seems to be running pretty good now... new WIF sensor, primary filter and everything cleaned out. Poor thing was all sorts of dirty. On a side note, the Ford shop seemed to be on the ball. Reasonable labor rate, called me with updates, costs for parts seemed to be reasonable and they didn't try to jerk me around.

Anyone have any insight on what would cause that sort of sludge buildup? If it's something I can avoid in the future, I'd love to do so.
Try running some diesel kleen in the tank or which ever fuel additive you prefer. That helped clean up my fuel system.

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Try running some diesel kleen in the tank or which ever fuel additive you prefer. That helped clean up my fuel system.
Thanks! I'll definitely be picking some up tonight!
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