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Old 10-11-2010, 01:04 AM   #1
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Fuel water drain

On the fill cap of the 2000 tradewinds MH it says to drain the water from the diesel after each fill-up. Can anyone tell me where the drain is or does it drain automatically. Certainly dont want water in the diesel. I got under the MH and saw a plastic device on the bottom of the fuel filter, but i did not want to start pulling, pushing, or twisting anything until i asked on this forum. I have had so much help on this forum since i have just purchased the MH. Thanks, Rivrduk
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:59 AM   #2
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Yes, that is what mine is like. There should be a valve on the bottom that you can open to drain the water. Actually, although I keep an eye on mine I have yet to actually have to use it in over a year. I only fuel at busy truck stops though, to be sure I get fresh fuel, so maybe that helped minimize the water problem. I was also cautioned not to drain more than a half cup at a time without starting the engine.
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That's it. It probably screws open, like a valve, but it depends on the model of the separator filter.

Draining it every time you fuel is way overkill unless you are getting really crappy fuel. "once in ahil" would be more like it.

Mine has a water sensor in it and I get a light & alarm on the dash to tell me if there is water in the fuel. I've had it go off once in 4 years and that turned out to be a false alarm - the sensor wire had come loose. I open it and drain a bit once a year regardless, but never once saw a drop of water.
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My fuel water separator is on the bottom of the fuel, thus it is replaced at least once a year. The only time I have drained anything out was when I was having some running problems and an occasional "water in fuel" warning light.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:16 PM   #5
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The black valve on the bottom of the filter is plastic and i dont know whether to twist, pull or what to drain any water that may be in the filter. Can you tell me how to operate the valve. Rivrduk
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On mine it is a a knurled round knob that to open you turn counter clockwise. Reminds me of the drain petcock on some auto radiators.
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dont know whether to twist, pull or what to drain any water that may be in the filter
Mine is standard threads to loosen or tighten/open or close ...just think of it as a bolt or screw, and loosen it to drain the contents, tighten it to stop draining.
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