2004 6.0 fuel filter change - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
Log In 


6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2003 - 2007 F250, F350 pickup and F350+ Cab Chassis, 2003 - 2005 Excursion and 2003 - 2009 van SPONSORED BY:

2004 6.0 fuel filter change

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-20-2004, 10:41 AM
alperez alperez is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4
alperez is starting off with a positive reputation.
Question 2004 6.0 fuel filter change

I changed my fuel filter and the water separator light came on. What do I do?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-20-2004, 11:44 AM
SBV45's Avatar
SBV45 SBV45 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 4,344
SBV45 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Did you drain the water/fuel separator when you changed the filter? Try draining it again. Should let it run for about 25 seconds.
__________________

2013 F-150 Lariat Supercrew 4X4, 5.0, 3.55 electronic lock rear axle, 7350 GVWR,
2009 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0 V6 4X4.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-20-2004, 11:52 AM
alperez alperez is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4
alperez is starting off with a positive reputation.
How do I drain it? I assume it is the allen bolt on the bottom? Do I need to have the eginition to on?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-20-2004, 02:10 PM
SBV45's Avatar
SBV45 SBV45 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 4,344
SBV45 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
You need a 6mm hex key. Get a empty 3 liter soft drin bottle and cut the top off to have something to drain it in. Get underneath your truck, with the engine off. With one hand, hold the container under the drain plug. With the other hand, reaching from the top of the HFCM, unscrew the plug using the hex key. It is slow going. If you do it that way it will keep diesel fuel from running down your arm. Let it drain for 25 seconds then put the plug back in. You don't have to tighten it too much, just real snug. Let us know how it goes.

Check your Owners Guide Diesel Supplement. The procedure is in there with a diagram, etc.
__________________

2013 F-150 Lariat Supercrew 4X4, 5.0, 3.55 electronic lock rear axle, 7350 GVWR,
2009 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0 V6 4X4.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-20-2004, 02:59 PM
kw5413's Avatar
kw5413 kw5413 is offline
Fortune Favors The Brave
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Great State of Texas
Posts: 19,096
kw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputationkw5413 has a superb reputation
alperez: How many miles an your vehicle?

Never drained water but now changing fuel filter?

Wouldn't / couldn't not draining water cause premature failure of fuel filters or worse?
__________________
...
The problem with free speech is...there is always someone around to complain about it.
Book Of kw5413 Chapter 2014 verse 02:28

The older I get. the shorter my life seems to have been.
Book Of kw5413 Chapter 2015 verse 03:12
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-20-2004, 07:38 PM
SBV45's Avatar
SBV45 SBV45 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 4,344
SBV45 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
You said fuel filter. As in singular (one). It has two. One on the engine and one on the frame under the drivers door. That is where the fuel/water separator is located. Did you change both. Like kw5413 asks, "how many miles on your truck"? Fuel filters should be changed at 15,000 for normal service.
__________________

2013 F-150 Lariat Supercrew 4X4, 5.0, 3.55 electronic lock rear axle, 7350 GVWR,
2009 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0 V6 4X4.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-20-2004, 08:16 PM
Kaloha Kaloha is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: denver, co
Posts: 68
Kaloha is starting off with a positive reputation.
when you buy a fuel filter from ford you get both and a set of instuctions on how to do the change...they provide that because some people where putting the fuel filter where the oil filter goes ,that what the parts person told me....so if you got the filters from ford you should of been provided the install instructions and change them both out every 15000
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-21-2004, 07:28 PM
alperez alperez is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4
alperez is starting off with a positive reputation.
My truck has 16k and I changed both filters and let it drain for 25 seconds. The light only comes on when I start it and not when it is running? Should I drain it again?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-21-2004, 08:21 PM
SBV45's Avatar
SBV45 SBV45 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 4,344
SBV45 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
no, it should come on when you first start up for a few seconds. That is the computer going through tests. If it is off when the engine is running after that, it should be ok! It is only if the water in fuel light comes on and stays on. Sounds like you did ok.
__________________

2013 F-150 Lariat Supercrew 4X4, 5.0, 3.55 electronic lock rear axle, 7350 GVWR,
2009 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0 V6 4X4.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-21-2004, 08:50 PM
alperez alperez is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4
alperez is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thank you all very much.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2004, 08:50 PM
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fuel filter reset Gary O 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 8 03-14-2014 09:11 AM
120000 mile service, anything special i need to do? lakewood 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2 07-16-2011 04:13 PM
how to change fuel filter? 93 mix 'n match 1997 - 2003 F150 9 04-19-2011 10:47 PM
Metal Shavings in Fuel Filter? Dustball8504 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 15 03-28-2010 09:28 AM
1999 Ranger fuel filter joefran Ranger & B-Series 3 08-02-2004 07:49 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
2004, 60, 60l, change, diesel, f250, f250sd, filter, filters, ford, fuel, hard, liter, location, picture

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup