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My light is on so I tried to drain the water out but I cannot find the lever that is suposed to be on the fueal filter on the frame. It is not there

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  • Zaraki Jun 05, 2010

    If you have a diesel engine you would drain the water from the drain valve that is located on the bottom of the fuel filter housing, and it is not out on the frame but it should be located on the side of the engine. If the light stays on then you should replace the fuel filter and clean out the strainer trap.

  • claypop01 Jun 05, 2010

    Thank you I will look again Sorry I wasnt clear

  • Zaraki Jun 05, 2010

    No problem, and the drain valve is similar in appearance to a radiator drain valve.

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There is no lever, there is a allen head plug.

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