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Old 01-22-2023, 05:08 PM   #1
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Water in fuel /diesel

Hi,
I got this warning and its recommended not to drive before draining the water and I dont know where the water drain thing is on 2009 Chevy 3500. Some say below the drivers seat but any more descriptive explanation would be highly appreciated .
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:27 AM   #2
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That light is activated by a sensor on the fuel filter. The sensor is no more then a float that raises when water is at the bottom of the filter. There is a plastic petcock on the bottom of the filter that you can drain. However, I'd recommend replacing the filter entirely, as you've likely never done it.

The filter is located inside the frame rail beneath the driver's seat.

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Old 01-23-2023, 12:55 PM   #3
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Thank you for your response, Booyah
The video is so dark unfortunately and couldn't see much. I'm at a shop now they'll take care of it. Many thanks
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Old 01-23-2023, 01:21 PM   #4
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Okay.

I recommend using only acdelco/racor or baldwin fuel filters on a duramax.

Also add a bottle of clear-diesel from power service to the tank as well. That should absorb/disperse the rest of the water in the system and treat it for storage.

Have them inspect the filters after replacing them for algae in the system. If there is algae present you need to use an algaecide like bio-kleen and then have the fuel in the system polished.
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Old 01-24-2023, 11:38 AM   #5
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I wanted them to drain the water only. They didnt have filter and said the order would be delivered in 2 days and since I'm on the roads currently, I don't want to wait. Besides the vehicle displays 60% life left on fuel filter . I haven't yet put any water disperser but how about Iso-heet? On some videos , they say it's a good product.
Thank you very much
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