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post #1 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Question Water separator question.

I had a 2008 6.4 that I would get a decent amount of water from the separator.
I now have a 2012 6.7 and I do not think I have gotten a drop of water. I live in the same area and use the same stations so I think this is a little odd.
I changed the fuel filters at 13kish and I have around 20k now.
Has anyone else noticed this?


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3 years on my 2011, seperator drained monthly and never a drop of water.

2011 F-350 CC LB SRW Larriet 6.7 PSD with a limited edition rear end bounce @ 43 mph.
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I really started thinking about it when I saw a aftermarket separator in one of the magazines and it said something along the lines of "the problematic factory separator"
Starting to make a little sense now.


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So you're thinking the newer separator isn't working at all??
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I'm thinking so.
I'm gonna find that ad/article when I get home and check that products website.
All I know, some location, same stations, just one truck being a 6.4 and one a 6.7.
The 6.4 would always have SOMETHING in it when I drained it. The 6.7 I can't even say if it came from the fuel or just liquid left in the container i use since it is so small.


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According to the (2013) manual:

FUEL FILTER/WATER SEPARATOR
Diesel Fuel Conditioner Module (DFCM)
The vehicle is equipped with a diesel fuel conditioning module (DFCM)
located on the frame-rail under the driver-side floorboard near the
transmission
Water should be drained from the module assembly whenever the warning light comes on and the message center directs you to drain the water separator. This will occur when approximately 0.32 pints (150 ml) of water accumulates in the module. If water level is allowed to exceed this level, the water may be passed through to the engine and may cause fuel injection equipment damage.

I have drained mine none-the-less a couple of times but have never seen even a bubble of water. Only 6K miles on my truck right now.

2013 F-250 Lariat
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So has anyone used this filter, or any aftermarket filter/separator? I'm somewhat new to diesels, and it does seem odd that trucks are being drained regularly without any water at all. ???
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From using the same exact 2 gas stations for the past 5 years and viewing the water my 6.4 was pulling out something is definitely fishy. Unless they did something on the gas stations end.


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Any difference in the 13 fuel systems?


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