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post #1 of 21 Old 01-12-2014, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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What do you drain the fuel filter into?

I'm just curious on how everyone is doing this? The fuel filter under the truck is supposed to be drained approximately once a month or so.. what does everyone do with the fuel?

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I'm just curious on how everyone is doing this? The fuel filter under the truck is supposed to be drained approximately once a month or so.. what does everyone do with the fuel?
Also, do you fully drain then cycle the key per the manual when changing fuel filters? I see many say they just drain the water but it doesnt seem like "just water"

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I never do it, I just change filters regularly.

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I let mine drain for about 25 seconds. Then I let it sit for about a week. If it looks ok after a week I put it back into my tank. I've never had water issues or anything else. It makes a difference where you purchase your fuel from. I don't know how many times I have passed gas stations when they looked sketchy to me and just kept going until I found one that looked ok.

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If it dosnt look bad I dump it in my tractor. If it looks bad I pour it on the boards on my trailer.

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When I loosened mine for the first time the fuel leaked around the valve and not out the spout. Doesn't seem right but it was the first time

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Drain mine the first week of each month regardless of how many fill ups. I use a clear 1QT Mason Jar and drain about a pint into it. Due for first Fuel Filter change by Ford at 15,000 this month. Save all fuel receipts and buy my fuel from 2 high volume stations.



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Im not sure about the 6.7's but for the 6.0's they make a handy little screw/plug type if thing that you can loosen and tighten with just your finger. It makes the whole job a lot simpler.

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Yes they do, and this guy just ordered one! 6E7Z-9C082-A is the part number.

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When I loosened mine for the first time the fuel leaked around the valve and not out the spout. Doesn't seem right but it was the first time

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Likely opened it too far. The valve will leak if you open it more than few turns. Just open it enough to get it flowing, then stop turning.

I have been a little lazy draining mine since the weather turned nasty and the asphalt is constantly wet and/or salty and too nasty to lay on. LOL. I check it about monthly or so, and if I don't see any water in the bottom of my catch cup, I pour 90% off the top back into the tank and toss the 10% remainder just in case.

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