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post #1 of 13 Old 06-24-2012, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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sigh.....broke my water trap valve lever

Doing my first maintenance for my 6.4 and I dont think the old people before me did much maintenance on this thing. The oil was think and BLACK. A day later its still on the side of the bucket. Well I went ti change the fuel filter and first went to drain the water trap next to the frame rail filter and couldn't budge it. Hap to start it with a screw driver inorder to get my fingers behind it. Once I got it started I used my fingers and ended up breaking it in the open position. I managed to unscrew the 3 little bolts enough to not make the lever soo tight and could close the valve nub with a screw driver, erg!!!
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I am not a fan of the design at all

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is there a fuel shut off somewhere so when I'm changing the valve out it wont keep leaking fuel on me? Also, can I just replace the valve (with the plastic lever) and gasket behind that little plate with the 3 screws?
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I am not sure on either question but it should not be to hard to change out the valve.

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I dont think it will be. Already had the three bolts loosened up in order to close the valve with a screw driver, but more fuel started coming out. I just didn't know how much would come out by taking the little plate and valve out? Almost 1/2 gal came out im guessing.
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Ya it will drain the whole line

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cool, shouldn't be too bad changing it then
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I changed the one on my F450 when I had it.

It was easy and you can get the lever from the dealership and its not that expensive.

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I did the exact same thing yesterday. I am glad to hear that it is easy to fix and inexpensive.
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Just ordered it from the dealership today and should be here tomorrow. Looks like it comes with the plastic valve, some rubber o rings and maybe some new bolts. Hopefully it turns better than the origional one.
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