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Old 12-09-2010, 01:36 PM
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?? How to drain the fuel/water seperator??

I received a water in fuel light on my 05 f250 so like a good little boy I went to the ford book. After looking at the sparse instructions I found the horizonal mouted fuel filter, but for the life of me, I could not find the drain lever that is referenced in the book. Has anyone else had to drain the water seperator on a 6.0L? If so, what is the best way to do it?

I know I must be over looking something, but what??
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:37 PM
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Re: ?? How to drain the fuel/water seperator??

theres a 6mm allen head screw on the back of your frame rail pump, unscrew it and let it all run out then reinstall the screw and turn ur key on and let it run for about 45 seconds, i would also open the upper fuel filter housing to let the air out of the lines
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:59 PM
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Re: ?? How to drain the fuel/water seperator??

fordfreak covered it. As you're under the truck looking at the HFCM, there's a 6mm allen head bolt facing you. Pretty much in the lower center of the housing. It may have been replaced with a knurled knob (popular upgrade), but that's what you're looking for. Be prepared for a diesel bath (its going to go everywhere), open it up, and drain until you see diesel coming out.
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Re: ?? How to drain the fuel/water seperator??

I would first spray it down with some PB Blaster..... and have a second allen head bolt there.... it strips out pretty easily
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Re: ?? How to drain the fuel/water seperator??

Before you do it, get the drain plug upgrade: Diesel Technician Society


HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug Upgrade


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Re: ?? How to drain the fuel/water seperator??

I like the drain plug upgrade, but on the web site, it shows for only 03-06. why will this not work in the 07?
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Re: ?? How to drain the fuel/water seperator??

X2 on the knurled upgraded plug mentioned, and the PITA that, that little plug is

Previous owner of my truck never drained the water (50k miles) and the brass plug liked to corode right to the cover on the hfcm as well. In my case we had to drill out the plug and replace it nce everything was cleaned up.
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Re: ?? How to drain the fuel/water seperator??

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I like the drain plug upgrade, but on the web site, it shows for only 03-06. why will this not work in the 07?
Probably a typo:

6.0L Powerstroke HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug Ford Diesel

03-07 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug Upgrade [6E7Z-9C082-A/2589259C91] - $19.99 : DieselStorm Technologies, Parts, and Accessories

2003.5-2007 Ford F250 F350 Powerstroke 6.0L Turbo Diesel HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug Upgrade

Ford HFCM (Horizontal Fuel Conditioning Module) drain plug upgrade

You get the idea.
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