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Water in fuel problem solved

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by Espen88k5, Mar 12, 2001.

  1. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    I had a problem a while back with the WIF light comming on when accelerating. Turned out to be a cheap fix. Just replaced the box-filter on the fire-wall and all is good again. Turned out the filter has a hole for a sensor-pin in it, this pin tells the wif light that there is water present in the filter. Had I gone the Haynes-manual route I would have ended upp terring my entire fuel system apart. Pays to ask the dealer first. They where clear and presice in theire advice: Replace the fuel-filter every spring or once a year at least.
    Just thought I'd post this for you other tractor-drivers.

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    Back in my 6.2 days the wire for the sensor in the tank developed a problem that causes the WIF light to come on at times when there was no water in the tank. Solved the problem by replacing the WIF and Glow Plug lights with a check engine light.

    Pete

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    Actually, you could have just drained that water out.
     
  4. Espen88k5

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    For S&G I drained the water from the filter into a clear plastic container, to see what was in there. It had been 1,5 years since last filter change, and I found lots of small particles in the filter. I guess I could have emtyed it and put it back on, but it only takes one pinhead-size piece of crud to make it a expensive trip to the dealer. The filter was 20$. Cheap insurance.

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