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Draining fuel filter

So I watched a video on YouTube on how to drain the fuel filter and on the video it was a slow drip . So I went out and opened mine and it was like a stream but it seemed like it was just diesel fuel. I just drained like half a Gatorade bottle and then closed it up, so am I supposed to keep it open and it stops or did I just not have any water in there?


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So I watched a video on YouTube on how to drain the fuel filter and on the video it was a slow drip . So I went out and opened mine and it was like a stream but it seemed like it was just diesel fuel. I just drained like half a Gatorade bottle and then closed it up, so am I supposed to keep it open and it stops or did I just not have any water in there?
I let mine go for 25 seconds or so & then shut it. If nothing is coming out when you open the valve that is not good, it means it is plugged. You should always have a stream come out as far as I know.

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Ya it should be a stream. I drain mine for about 5 seconds into a clear water bottle at the most I get one drop of water then the rest diesel I do this about twice a month

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Every time I do mine there is no water, I drain it into a clear glass and let it sit for over a day and you can't see anything. Just diesel fuel.

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Ya same here, the first time I drained it it just kind of dribbled out, but after a couple filter changes and constant use of a fuel additive I now get a good stream. Which is the way it should be. I also catch it in a clean dry container and can never detect any water.

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