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: 6.0 underhood pics and fuel filter drain plug


hhrecovery
11-21-2006, 01:26 AM
Seems like we are getting a lot of 6.0 members so I figured I would post a pic of underhood pics showing where a lot of the items are. If you see something that needs added just let me know and I will add it. :Thumbup:

The 2nd pic is of the fuel filter and drain that is found mounted inside the frame rail just underneath of the drivers seat.

fastback4
11-21-2006, 03:59 PM
Thanks hhrecovery, "prepare for a fuel bath huh"....Regards..Tom H

dieseldocFX4
12-04-2006, 09:04 PM
Good looking out hh.:Thumbup:

DakOnePSD
12-08-2006, 02:57 PM
Thanks! :Thumbup:

Sawed Off
12-09-2006, 04:59 AM
thanks bud!

fordf250psd
12-27-2006, 11:02 PM
thanks

03KingRanch
12-28-2006, 03:55 AM
Thanks alot...light just came on

SELDEN NIDUVITC
01-05-2007, 05:43 AM
hi guys and gals: my 2005 f250 owners manual shows a lever that needs to be turned to drain the water from the fuel filter, but there is no such lever. your picture is what i have on my truck.
muchas gracias for turning on the light!!!

F250SMOKER
02-02-2007, 09:44 PM
do you just let it drain till it is finished???

hhrecovery
02-02-2007, 10:14 PM
yes just let it keep draining.

V8 OILBURNER
02-08-2007, 03:07 AM
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5247/plugs11tl1.th.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=plugs11tl1.jpg)

HEY GUYS ALSO IF YOU STIRP YOUR DRAIN PLUG LIKE I DID TRY THIS.
IH #2589259C91 FORD #6E7Z-9C082-A ABOUT $16.00 SWEET PIECE!::Thumbup:

Big Wave31
02-15-2007, 04:21 PM
Thanks, Good info.

ozx3+1
03-12-2007, 07:44 PM
I need to see the pics!
:poke:

ozx3+1
03-12-2007, 07:50 PM
yes just let it keep draining.
So, how much fuel drains before it's ready to go? I've read that the fuller the fuel tank, the more that will drain. The first time I did my filter, the tank was nearly empty and the drain-off was kinda' quick. Now I wonder if the fuller tank drain-off is going to drown me.:shrug:

SELDEN NIDUVITC
03-25-2007, 12:19 AM
hi guys and gals: my 2005 f250 owners manual shows a lever that needs to be turned to drain the water from the fuel filter, but there is no such lever. your picture is what i have on my truck.
muchas gracias for turning on the light!!!
owners manual printed 12/2004. truck built 03/2005 you would think that if they changed things the owners manual would be updated, but i guess with the cost of printing these days, they have to save money every way they can.

sonny

SELDEN NIDUVITC
03-25-2007, 12:22 AM
So, how much fuel drains before it's ready to go? I've read that the fuller the fuel tank, the more that will drain. The first time I did my filter, the tank was nearly empty and the drain-off was kinda' quick. Now I wonder if the fuller tank drain-off is going to drown me.:shrug:

nope won't drown you. with a full 38 gallon tank, its about 8 ounces of fuel coming out until it stops.

sonny

krF250psd
03-28-2007, 07:25 AM
how do I see the pics :shrug:

skirk55
04-12-2007, 02:50 AM
That is a big help! 6mm Allen wrench makes it easy not to have to try 10 Allen wrenches before I found the right one. Thank you

TOMMYA
04-18-2007, 05:11 PM
Thank For The Info

gumbyone
04-19-2007, 10:01 PM
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5247/plugs11tl1.th.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=plugs11tl1.jpg)

HEY GUYS ALSO IF YOU STIRP YOUR DRAIN PLUG LIKE I DID TRY THIS.
IH #2589259C91 FORD #6E7Z-9C082-A ABOUT $16.00 SWEET PIECE!::Thumbup:


How did you get it out after you stripped it??
:-)

dave

sparky63
04-20-2007, 05:09 AM
ON the newer trucks they changed the 6mm plug to a cap, heard that alot of the plugs where getting striped out(that would just ******) can the cap be ordered to fit in place of the plug. since this is a basic service job all owners must do. also how often are most of you doing a drain off.

hydroguys
04-22-2007, 09:12 PM
thanks

JDMark
04-23-2007, 12:22 AM
Thanks for the help Mark

Boxman
05-01-2007, 01:28 AM
Thanks

Boxman
05-02-2007, 01:48 AM
Does anyone know of an aftermarket plug or "quick change" fitting for the HFCM drain plug? I can just see me a 100 miles from home, with a suit & tie on under the truck trying to drain water out of the unit. What was the thinking of taking such a simple task and making it so difficult?

Thanks,

dwollenh
05-05-2007, 01:46 PM
well... I wanted to see the thumbnail. Since I haven't posted, here goes my first post so I can see the dand thing :)

allsuvswant2bme
05-07-2007, 04:58 AM
i believe it is a 6mm hex wrench that is needed. only about a half pint or so of fuel comes out.

laduckdog
05-09-2007, 07:38 PM
Thanks for the info. I looked for a while for a non-existent lever. :damnit

mwm250
05-18-2007, 03:19 PM
Thanks

bluestroker
05-18-2007, 03:34 PM
how often should you do a drain off???

Snake
05-25-2007, 07:56 PM
I change my fuel filters every 10k miles and drain the HFCM at that time. Knock on wood, I haven't had any water in my fuel to the point where the truck was running poorly so I haven't had to drain in between my filter changes.

The short answer: with every fuel filter change and when your water in fuel light comes on.

--Snake

KRDono
06-04-2007, 10:40 PM
I just got my first diesel and know nothing about them. So I will be lurging in the shawdows of the forms. I also need a post to see the pic's

DieselGSP

kingranchcarlos
06-20-2007, 09:36 AM
thanks for the pics!

tnutz
07-05-2007, 02:00 PM
Do you guys Know of any after market drain lever to replace the allen plug. The allen plug froze up and couldn't get it open with 6mm allen ended up starting to get stripped out. Very stupid design thanks FoRd drive shaft right in the way hard to get allen all the way in. This is on a work truck on my 7.3 the drain valve in valley is much easyer.

seizure
07-11-2007, 04:52 AM
thank you from a newbie

farmboyford07
07-12-2007, 11:46 PM
great pics. Thanks

redman1
07-15-2007, 05:02 PM
thanks

outrage
07-22-2007, 06:54 PM
thanks

bergeron
07-24-2007, 03:31 PM
it says i cannot see posts until i post..i posted my hello..doesnt that count?

tinner6.0
07-26-2007, 03:37 AM
hello new guy getting his first post.just bought an 06 king ranch crew cab and it is the bomb.

Darsey715
07-27-2007, 04:20 AM
how often should you do a drain off???
**every 30 days** as told by my diesel tech/friend.

06_XLTSport
08-08-2007, 03:39 PM
New to diesels. Need a post to see the pictures. Thanks for the pictures they will be a great help.

mwberg
08-12-2007, 04:38 PM
For some reason my post in introductions shows there, but my post count is still zero, so I will try here.:shrug:

QU1CKSH1P
09-09-2007, 03:40 AM
Thanks

droberts101
09-09-2007, 09:25 PM
thanks

JBS6.0
09-10-2007, 05:08 AM
needed to post to see pictures. I have been looking for the drain lever with no luck.

bfloyd4445
09-12-2007, 06:15 PM
Thanks for the pix, great info

Tnvolfan
09-19-2007, 11:54 PM
Thanks!!

Tnvolfan
09-20-2007, 01:48 AM
Ok, so the 6mm wrench size was very helpful. Whew, one down and one to go.

Can anyone tell me what size socket to get the housing cover off? I think it's either 34mm or 1 7/16 but in a quick search in tool depts I couldnt find anything like that.

Any hints would be greatly appreciated.

thanks!!

Tnvolfan
09-20-2007, 08:49 PM
I called the local Ford dealership who said that the housing cover comes off with a 36mm socket.

DERBY
09-21-2007, 12:38 AM
trick to not getting wet while changing filter use a long half inch extension and run it along the fuel rail remove cap and let drain

LvTitan
09-21-2007, 07:20 PM
**every 30 days** as told by my diesel tech/friend.
that is a bit excessive. i get my fuel from a quality truck stop, and i've never had to drain mine in over a year. i did it once about 2 months ago just to do it, to see what the big deal was about, but it wasnt even necessary.

as a matter of fact, i'll never have to do it again though since i'm now running FASS instead of the factory setup :)

LvTitan
09-21-2007, 07:20 PM
trick to not getting wet while changing filter use a long half inch extension and run it along the fuel rail remove cap and let drain

do you mean frame rail ??

low_n_slo
10-05-2007, 03:25 PM
thanks

refugeslayer
10-05-2007, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the info!

legend14
10-06-2007, 01:31 AM
Thanks for the help!!

Saint
10-06-2007, 01:42 PM
thanks

Late Innings
10-17-2007, 04:36 AM
Thanks :thanks:

DustyTruck
10-17-2007, 05:47 AM
thanks

dragin06
10-17-2007, 08:04 AM
Thanks
:smoke

Bendog
10-19-2007, 07:51 PM
When draining the HFCM on 4x4s,wedge an 8 inch funnel between front drive shaft and frame rail, aiming into a catch pan, and you wont end up smelling like fuel for the next two days.

Atvnaddict
10-23-2007, 01:16 AM
Thanks for the info.

mgm05d
10-26-2007, 04:32 PM
thanks for the info.

coneyboy
10-28-2007, 09:17 PM
Thanks for allowing me to join! I'm a moron when it comes to diesel tuff and I look forward to learning!

DZL HOG
10-30-2007, 03:00 AM
I finally went on and changed mine Saturday afternoon.(10,400miles) Wasnt too bad, glad I was wearing a short sleeve Tshirt tho. Using a grease pit helps tho, b/c I could move out the way. If I were laying on the ground I could see gettin a "bath" very easily. I went and did the IH upgraded plug($12.93) so I wouldnt have to worry bout stripping. Barely enough room above the front driveshaft to get the allen wrench on it to take it out.
I pulled the plug first and let it drain the entire time I did the filters(top and bottom), it never stopped draining?? The tank was full tho....
Other than the frame filter being hard to get to, it wasnt too bad. Ive gotten alot dirtier changing filters on other trucks and equipment.

Joel
11-01-2007, 02:34 AM
newbie says thank u

hogscooter
11-04-2007, 05:53 PM
Thanks hhrecovery, just what I was looking for.

D8Chumley
11-06-2007, 09:42 AM
Posting to see pics. Wow everyone on here is so polite, its refreshing to see

ford&5th
11-09-2007, 11:33 PM
thanks again

skirk55
11-09-2007, 11:43 PM
I went and purchased my filters today thanks for the good information.

ford&5th
11-09-2007, 11:50 PM
the pic of the aftermarket drain plug does it screw right in or is there another mod i must do to get it to go in

F250BlackChrome
11-14-2007, 08:26 PM
It screws right in.

skirk55
11-14-2007, 09:08 PM
My plug was steel and I had no problem reaching the plug.I also raised the truck 2 1'2" with a leveling kit so the drive shaft was not in the way. It drained in the funnel just right. I pulled the filter and it went all over surprise fuel all over. The filter on top was not bad to change. This forum saved me $60.00 by me doing it. Thank you for the posts and photos.

Ncbosshoss
11-27-2007, 06:47 AM
Thanks.

Chris

crazy02ss
11-28-2007, 05:27 PM
!!!!

irwinb
12-04-2007, 08:31 PM
thanks

blazin bob
12-18-2007, 10:29 PM
this is great.........thanks

blazin bob
12-18-2007, 10:34 PM
how do you see the pic of the drain plug ......i clicked on the thumbnail and nothing happened

plowmaster
12-24-2007, 04:09 AM
how do you get the plug out when its stripped
thanks aaron

whisKers
12-28-2007, 12:06 AM
thanks for the info

Sabre6
12-28-2007, 06:30 PM
Thanks..greatly appreciate the picks!

tuxxer
12-29-2007, 09:11 PM
Thanks

SICKS-O
12-31-2007, 02:12 AM
so we have two fuel filters

nhbound104
01-03-2008, 02:28 PM
new to diesel.
i'm sure these will help.

67 vert
01-07-2008, 05:00 PM
I guess nobody wants to tell how to get the striped plug out:sofa :shrug:

Bcarriveau
01-14-2008, 04:29 AM
I guess nobody wants to tell how to get the striped plug out:sofa :shrug:

if he drives down here ill help him out. :Thumbup: Even have a heated shop

diesel-ken
01-15-2008, 01:28 AM
Thanks

gitnmuddy
01-24-2008, 02:57 AM
good stuff thanks

FTG-05
01-24-2008, 06:38 PM
I guess nobody wants to tell how to get the striped plug out:sofa :shrug:

What I've heard is to either:

- Epoxy a 6 mm hex head in, let it set, then remove the plug. Replace with the aftermarket IH plug.

- Get a larger hex head and file down until it fits, remove and replace as above.

Good luck.

Al

kanarman
01-29-2008, 12:01 AM
its a pain in the neck to file allen wrenches from what I remember

Rgh Stk Cwby
02-03-2008, 04:18 AM
This has been a great Help! Thanks all that have posted the info! Just bought the truck 2 weeks ago, so i reckon a few miles to drive before i have to do this!!

Ron33
02-11-2008, 10:42 PM
Thanx. Very Informative.

ditechav
02-13-2008, 09:53 PM
Hi everyone, Trying to see the photos.

tewilson
02-15-2008, 04:52 PM
Thanks. Good info.

Bryan.Pratt
03-03-2008, 02:24 PM
Thanks

Lil Boosty
03-11-2008, 01:23 PM
thanks for the info this site is the best

leuckel01
03-12-2008, 03:19 AM
Thanks for the IH part #

Tank
03-18-2008, 06:43 PM
Just knocked out the fuel filters and did an oil change last weekend. Great Sticky, makes life easier when you know what you are looking for.

KRAMEBOY
03-19-2008, 04:52 AM
Thanks awesome for a Diesel virgin.

dnoonan7
03-20-2008, 02:59 PM
Thanks for posting the picture.

tturbo2003
03-27-2008, 06:40 PM
Thanks, would love to see the pics before I crawl under the truck!

rmm
04-11-2008, 02:05 AM
Thanks. New to diesels, so just now learning about the Water in Fuel light on '06 F350 6.0

Bcarriveau
04-11-2008, 02:10 AM
yah they never come on.. my 05 never ever lit up.(my plug was stripped for like 3 months) i dont even think there is one on my gauges. never lit up even when you turn the key on. just drain it every oil change and you will be fine.. and buy one of these.. some ford parts departments carry them.. http://www.forddoctorsdts.com/articles/article-05-19.php

Sabre6
04-22-2008, 03:29 PM
I went an ordered and installed that HFCM Water Drain Plug Upgrade and it is WELL worth the $16.00! :thanks:

B mullins
04-29-2008, 02:45 AM
thanks

bigbluediesel
04-06-2010, 12:43 AM
so what are the symptoms of having water in the fuel if you light doesnt turn on to let you know to drain filter?

Thor's Hammer
10-19-2010, 05:45 PM
Tag

H2OMARK
12-06-2011, 03:07 PM
Thanks!!

BigLee
01-22-2013, 10:33 PM
Thanks, very helpful!