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post #1 of 14 Old 04-01-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Watch your fuel water seperater

I here's the story, a bit ago I had my light come on over and over again, turns out it was a broken sensor from road debris I was told it was in a vulnerable spot and they had seen a few already.
today , after weeks if warm weather we got 12cm of snow then it melted immediately . So needless to say the country roads were horrible.
I travelled down about 59 miles worth today, sinking everywhere , getting pulled from ditch to ditch then finally got to the city.
I stopped and grabbed some groceries and when I went to start it up it wouldn't go . So I opened the hood, checked it out. Everything looked fine then I smelled strong diesel. So I looked around ad saw evidence under the truck. So I through an old sweater down and looked and there was fuel pouring from the drain spout of the water fuel seperater , so I tightened it more but It was tight, and the connector for the sensor was unplugged . Im like wtf turns out the housing is cracked, with the key on or it running it doesn't leak but key off it just pours out fuel like crazy , I'm talking 1/4 tank in 45 min. So I taped it up with gorilla tape till the morning . But shouldn't there be more protection for this thing in simply driving down a gravel road at 30-40 mph with bust it open.
Someone should make some kind of guard or skid plate for these trucks.

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Wait were you just simply driving down a graval road are getting pulled from ditch to ditch. I agree there should be some protection for it though.

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Just cruising at low speed on gravel roads.
They fixed it then wanted to Harte me 245 or it, hen my salesman showed up and wrote eit off on his account so no charge for me but wtf, why fix it under warranty at one dealer then charge at my dealer. I'm defiantly gonna build. A shield for it

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We have decent maintained gravel county roads were I live, and i travel 45-50mph and havent had any issues with mine, but now im gonna keep a close eye on it. I agree its in a vulnerable spot and could use a guard or some kind of protection.



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Just cruising at low speed on gravel roads.
They fixed it then wanted to Harte me 245 or it, hen my salesman showed up and wrote eit off on his account so no charge for me but wtf, why fix it under warranty at one dealer then charge at my dealer. I'm defiantly gonna build. A shield for it
If you build one, take pics, im interested in one myself



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Sounds like you need to find a good sheet metal guy to fab up a nice "skid" plate for the separator. 16/18ga tin should work wonders

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Wonder how all those guys driving the GM trucks don't put holes in their DEF tanks. Those things hang low right behind the passenger side front wheel.

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Just happened to see this after reading your post matty. Not sure if it's what your looking for. 2011-12 FORD FUEL FILTER GUARD - Edmonton Other Parts, Accessories For Sale - Kijiji Edmonton Canada.

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I have seen this happen many times as I am a Ford Senior Master Tech. I have fabricated a total containment guard for this. If you are interested in one pm and i can send you a few pictures of it.
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