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Old 12-17-2012, 02:11 PM
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Water in fuel already drained keeps coming back

Hi there, I have a 1999 f350 7.3 diesel. I have been recently having difficulty with the water in fuel. I thought it had to do with the filter so I replaced it. I have drained the fuel filter compartment and it keeps coming back. My truck will not start unless I drain the fuel, refill, and charge batteries so I have enough amps to crank over. Is there a fuel/water separator that needs to be replaced? Or does it just collect in the fuel filter compartment?
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There is probably water in your tank that keeps causing this. Try running a bottle of diesel 911 in the tank mixed with some fresh fuel. If you keep trying to start it like that you can do damage very fast.
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may have to drain the tank.
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It keeps coming back cause its probably in the tank. Depending on how much is in there, I would try the 911 first then if that fails, drain the tank and try again. But remember, there is going to be some in the lines so after doing either option, I would cycle the key a few times with the bowl drain open to make sure that you clear the lines before trying to inject water into the cylinders.
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Did you save the fuel you drained and let it settle and see water at the bottom? If there actually isn't any water the WIF sensor is bad.

If there isn't any water in fuel disconnect the white WIF/Fuel bowl heater connector on back of fuel bowl and you will be able to start. Then you can get a new sensor when possible.

I've been running for a couple of years with that connector unplugged.
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Diesel 911. Where do you get it? I actually see a bit of water in what I drained. It is a little wet outside but I am pretty sure it came from the fuel. I still have a half tank...not happy.
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Most auto parts stores and Walmart carry this kind of stuff, especially this time of year. Truck stops will have it, too.
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Diesel 911. Where do you get it? I actually see a bit of water in what I drained. It is a little wet outside but I am pretty sure it came from the fuel. I still have a half tank...not happy.
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Walmart carries it...
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Thanks! Hopefully this works and I wont need to drain tank.
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Thanks! Hopefully this works and I wont need to drain tank.
I would...all that water going through injectors is not a good thing.
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