On the bottom of the filter there is a screw on cap i think it is called a drain & water in fuel sensor.i think it has a hole or the o-rings on it is gone.the truck will start then die. then it takes about 30 to 40 seconds to start it again. the truck runs like a new truck it's like sucking air or somthing
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Re: fuel filter drain & water sensor
Check the lift pump carefully and make sure it's not leaking into the
oil pan, check or replace return line caps o-rings and lines. Comes as
a whole kit from ford or navistar (cheaper from navistar) but be sure
they get you the kit for a turbo. A small air leak will allow the
filter to drain back to the tank.
As for your low pedal clamp off the two front flex hoses and see if the
pedal is hard, there was an updated master cylinder available to
correct this concern with a larger bore. This is to overcome the pedal
loss caused by the o-rings in the calipers flexing. As far as I know
the master was only available through FORD.
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fuel filter problems come in slowly as in loss of power. It it just died and will not start I would be looking elsewhere for the problem. A good place to start would be the fault codes to check for cam/crank position sensor faults, immobiliser operation,timing belt condition. If you ran the fuel too low it may have air in the system that will have to be bled out. Best have an accredited diesel shop specialist look at it.
I suggest you pull the fuel filter (you'll be wanting to replace it anyways...) and see if you can't get it to drain there? (remove the filler cap too ) You should really drop the tank and drain it properly... a little water left in the bottom will cause you troubles you dont want to think about in the future....
THE FUEL HEATER IS LOCSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FUEL FILTER WATER SEPERATOR ASSEMBLY.REMOVE THE FUEL FILTER WATER SEPERATOR ASSEMBLY, REMOVE THE FUEL HEATER THERMOSTAT MOUNTING SCREWS,REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT FROM THE FUEL FILTER WATER SEPERATOR HOUSING,DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FROM THE FUEL HEATER,REMOVE THE MOUNTING SCREWS AND LIFT THE FUEL HEATER FROM THE FUEL FILTER WATER SEPERATOR HOUSING.PUT EVERY TRHING BACK VISA VERSA.
#1 Disconnect the battery ground cables from both batteries.#2 Drain fuel from the fuel filter into a sutable container.#3Remove the water drain tube from the bottom of the filter assembly.#4 Unscrew water separator drain bowl and remove. Remove the filter element.#5 Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.Screw a new filter element onto the filter base until seal contacts ,then tighten filter one half to 1 turn.I hope this is helpfull, good luck.
Here is the steps for the removal and replacement...getting you the picture and location next.
Disconnect the negative battery cables.
Drain the fuel from the fuel filter as follows:
Install a hose on the water drain on the water-in-fuel sensor.
Place the other end of the hose into an approved container.
Drain as much fuel as possible from the fuel filter housing.
Tighten the water drain on the water-in-fuel sensor.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Water-in-fuel sensor harness connector
Fuel filter from the fuel filter/heater element housing
Water-in-fuel sensor from the fuel filter
Exploded view of the fuel filter (2)—6.6L engine
Install or connect the following:
Water-in-fuel sensor in the fuel filter
Check the fuel filter/heater element housing and the filter for a dislocated filter seal or foreign debris. Contamination on the filter/heater housing may cause leakage at the fuel filter. Coat the seal with clean engine oil.
Fuel filter on the fuel filter/heater element housing
Water-in-fuel harness connector
Negative battery cables
Prime the fuel system:
Pump the primer located on top of the fuel filter 30 times or until stiff.
Try to start and run the engine. If the engine does not start, repeat the previous step.
Allow the engine to run for 5 minutes at idle.
Check for fuel leaks and clear all Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs).
Your engine should be the 6.0, where did you drain water from? The place to drain water is the fuel pump on the rail. The only way to get the water out is to remove the allen-head screw that you will see halfway down the electric fuel-pump, on the bottom-side. Let me know if that is what you see and how it went. Also if we are are talking about the same fuel system your fuel filter kit should include two fuel cartridge filters.
FIRST YOU NEED A SUITABLE CONTAINER.PLACE UNDER FILTER DRAIN HOSE OPEN THE FILTER DRAIN.NOW YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE TURBOCHARGER ASSEMBLY.REMOVE THE THE BAFFLE AND THE AIR INLET CROSSOVER MANIFOLD.REMOVE THE TWO CAPSCREWS SECURING THE FUEL FILTER BASE TO THE CRANLCASE.DISCONNECT THE WATER DRAIN HOSE FROM FILTER. DISCONNECT THE FUEL OUTLET HOSE LOCATED BETWEEN THE FUEL AND FILTER HOUSING.AND THE FUEL RETURN HOSE FROM THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE.DISCONNECT THE TWO FUELSUPPLY HOSES THAT CONNECT THE REGULATOR BLOCK TO THE CYLINDER FUEL RAILS.LOOSEN THE CLAMP AT THE FUEL PUMP END OF THE HOSE WHICH CONNECTS THE FUEL FILTER TO THE INLET OF HIGH PRESSURE STAGE AT THE FUEL PUMP.DISENGAGE THE WIRING HARNESS FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FILTER HOUSING.DISENGAGE THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FROM THE WATER IN FUEL SENSOR AND THE FUEL HEATER.REMOVE THE FUEL FILTER.USE A PRYBAR TO REMOVE THE FUEL FILTER CAP AND THE FILTER ELEMENT WILL COME OUT WITH THE CAP.DEPRESS THE ELEMENT LOCKING TABS AND REMOVE THE ELEMENT FROM THE CAP.TO INSTALL CLEAN THE MATING SURFACES AND INSTALL THE FILTER ELEMENT ONTO THE CAP MAKING SURE THE TABS ENGAGE.INSTALL THE FILTER CAP AND PRESS DOWN FIRMLY BUT GENTLY TO ENGAGE IT.ENGAGE THE WIRING CONNECTIONS TO THE FUEL HEATER AND WIF SENSOR.ENGAGE THE WIRING HARNESS TO THE FILTER HOUSING.TIGHTEN THE CLAMP AT THE FUEL PUMP END OF HOSE WHICH CONNECTS THE FUEL FILTER TO THE INLET OF HIGH PRESSURE STAGE AT THE FUEL PUMP.ENGAGE THE TWO FUEL SUPPLY HOSES THAT CONNECT THE REGULATOR BLOCK TO THE CYLINDER HEAD FUEL RAILS.CONNECT THE FUEL OUTLET HOSE LOCATED BETWEEN THE FUEL AND FILTER HOUSING AND THE FUEL RETURN HOSE FROM THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE.CONNECT THE WATER DRAIN HOSE TO THE FILTER.INSTALL THE 2 CAP SCREWS SECURING THE FUEL FILTER BASE TO THE CRANKCASE.INSTALL THE AIR INLET CROSSOVER MANIFOLD AND BAFFLE.INSTALL THE TURBOCHARGER ASSEMBLY.
another bane of my life a renault ?? diesel or petrol if diesel their is a tap on the bottom of the filter to let any condensate out that can build up in the filter ,undo the tap and let it drain a bit till diesel comes out .