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Fuel water separator

I want to drain my water/fuel separator on my 2003 E350 van which has a 7.3 Powerstroke. Just for routine PM, as I just changes the oil/filter. My van has a cable located by the dipstick which I am told is connected to the drain valve on the water separator. I have two questions: 1.Is it advisable to pull the cable and allow the fuel to drain? Some say it won't reseat after release and will cause air in fuel system. 2. If that cable is for convenience, does it also have a drain hose or is it going to drain fuel all over my engine? Thanks for your help.

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Their is a cable with a tee handle on it next to your trans dipstick , always grab the tube with one hand and pull with other or you will break the bracket that\'s attached to it . If this has been done regularly you will not have an issue , the drain tube goes down the engine on the right side and usually soaks your front axle. But if you are replacing the fuel filter you have to remove the air cleaner box and also the silencer box to access the filter . My advise is not to use drain valve , suck out as much fuel as you can and then thoroughly clean out that fuel bowl before you install the filter .I have seen many of these powerstrokes with low power issues stemming from lack of maintenance. Make sure you change your oil regularly 5-6000 miles and if you live in a cold weather state you need to use 10w30 motor craft diesel oil , it works the best with those injectors

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SOURCE: 97 F350 diesel check engine light stays on and is running rough?

Ok, lets take this from the top. I have a 97 f250 diesel. In mid may mine did the same thing. It's either one of two things. You have under valve cover harnesses (uvc). They slide in under your valve covers, you will see two wiring harnesses on the outside of the valve cover gaskets on either side of the block. Ok, it IS possible one of these slipped out of place and killed two of your injectors, causing the horrible running/ low idle/no power/ sounds like the truck is going to stall symptoms. The easiest way to check that is to unplug the wires while the truck is running and see if it kills the engine, if it doesen't unplug the other one on the same side of the valve cover. If both of these don't cause any change then you have a bigger problem, the IDM (Injector drive module).

FAIR WARNING: When you unplug the wires with the truck on it is extremely dangerous, it is 110 volt feed. It can kill you.

OK, the IDM is a silver box, 8"x10" approx dimensions, located on the driver side under the hood, over top the front tire. If you take the wires you unplugged and take a multi meter to them and they are dead, you have a bad IDM. This was the case with my truck. Ford designed the IDM to have a hole in the side to allow condensation to escape from it, unfortunately, this allows water inside and will short out resistors and practically kill half of your engine. Buy a new IDM on ebay for about $380. It takes 5 minuts to put it in.

I hope this helps you out man.

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1999 Ford Truck E350 Super Duty Van 7.3L Turbo Diesel 8cyl

7.3L Diesel Engines

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the engine.
  3. Remove the oil pan bolts.
  4. Lower the oil pan.
    NOTE The oil pan is sealed to the crankcase with RTV silicone sealant in place of a gasket. It may be necessary to separate the pan from the crankcase with a utility knife. Also, the crankshaft may have to be turned to allow the pan to clear the crankshaft throws.
  5. Clean the pan and crankcase mating surfaces thoroughly.
To install:
  1. Apply a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) bead of RTV silicone sealant to the pan mating surfaces, and a 1 / 4 in. (6mm) bead on the front and rear covers and in the corners; you have 15 minutes within which to install the pan!
  2. Install the locating dowels into position.
  3. Position the pan on the engine and install the pan bolts loosely.
  4. Remove the dowels.
  5. Tighten the pan bolts to:
    1. 1 / 4 in.-20 bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    2. 5 / 16 in.-18 bolts: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
    3. 3 / 8 in.-16 bolts: 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  6. Install the engine.

Hope helps.

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a cheap fix to your problem. insert a screw in the flap panel located in the rear left side panel of your van. its rite next to the blower motor. unloose a few screws push the flap up them insert the screw... works great but when winter rolls around u have to remove the screw to gain back your heat

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