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Old 07-28-2013, 06:56 AM
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Your Thoughts On Fuel Drained From My DFCM

See the two photos of the fuel I drained from my DFCM this morning. This is the second time in a row I have drained the DFCM and found this much water in the sample. I have never gotten a WIF light but I tend to drain the DFCM every 1 to 2 tanks (once every 1-2 weeks) rather than once a month. Before the last two times the most I would see in the sample is anywhere from 3-4 decent sized drops of water rolling around in the bottom of the jar. It is the middle of summer here in east Tennessee and it has been very humid the last 2 months. Could this much water be due to humidity? Did I get a trace amount of water in my fuel from the gas station? If it were your truck what would you do? Am I just overly paranoid? Would you let it go and let the DFCM do its job or would you have the tank dropped and flushed? I plan to change fuel stations and see what happens. I just want to do everything within reason to keep from being one of those guys that gets stuck with a 12k bill from Ford because their design cant protect the fuel system. Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:57 AM
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Looks like the photos uploaded sideways, but you get the idea
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Looks like the photos uploaded sideways, but you get the idea
I'd definitely be changing at where I filled up, because that seems really excessive for checking every couple tanks. I have never filled at a mom and pop type station, and always choose a newer station that stays really busy. Is your fuel tank stock?
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I live in the Houston area, so we have you beat with humidity and I NEVER see any water in my water sepson any of my trucks. You need to buy fuel somewhere else and report that station to the department of aagriculture
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Wow! I've never seen anything when I've drained mine. Where are you filling up? I'd change fuel filters and switch stations.


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Old 07-28-2013, 09:35 AM
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The fuel tank is stock. I refuse to fill up if its raining or if it has rained very recently. I always fill up at large stations that stay busy. I have never filled at a mom and pop station. I cant say for sure which station might have had a little water in their fuel because I just went on vacation to the beach, a few weeks ago, which is a 7 hour drive one way so I filled up sever times but only fueled at truck stops and large interstate stations.
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Thats water along with some dirt/rust...
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:51 AM
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I think I'd pick a filling station that sells a lot of diesel(but there's no way of knowing for sure who has water), drain the separator every tank, and replace the filters... Hopefully it will clear up.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:29 AM
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I think I'd pick a filling station that sells a lot of diesel(but there's no way of knowing for sure who has water), drain the separator every tank, and replace the filters... Hopefully it will clear up.
You pretty much summed up what I plan to do. Although I changed my fuel filters last oil change I will change again on my next oil change which is due in a few hundred miles. I hope that since the WIF light has never been triggered that no water has gotten past the DFCM, one can hope anyways.
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Wow that's nasty. I just drained mine for the 1st time since I bought the truck. I'm at 3,100 miles and the drain sample didn't have any noticeable water in it. I let it sit over night and can't find a water line.

You have a serious fuel source issue as stated above. I would maybe even consider having your tank removed and cleaned out. Whatever is in there will be there for a while.

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