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Wife pissed, $43,000. truck wont start. After 5 min ass chewing about our fine new truck on the cell I figure I had better go see. WIF valve decided to start leaking. The valve has never been touched since I bought it new. My question are these valves known to do this and should I carry a spare.


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Never heard of it. There's an o-ring in there. Was the valve open slightly?
 

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By rule I don't chew ass nor allow mine to be chewed while on a cell. Good luck and give er a good lickin and she'll forget all about it.
 

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Amazing what a little valve will do to your relationship
 

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Valve seem to be tight, had fresh diesel on valve and could see where it had been dripping on frame, truck had been setting for most of a week.


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geno said:
Hoot


Valve seem to be tight, had fresh diesel on valve and could see where it had been dripping on frame, truck had been setting for most of a week.


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That valve feels tight even while it's open. It's all nylon or some other plastic and between the plastic threads and the o-rings, it feels tight no matter.
 

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Hey Hoot!


Maybe you can tell me what a WIF valve is?


Thanks, TommJr
 

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Water In Fuel.

The valve on the bottom of the fuel filter
 

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TommJr :


Water In Fuel Senser, which is screwed into the bottem of the OEM Fuel Filter. For good pics, go to : http://dieselplace.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1579&PN=1 Specifically, see pics 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11. Be sure to read the entire thread, lots of good info. This can be found under :
Do It Yourself and Useful Articles : Fuel Filter replacment pics/instructions

More great info, provided by dmaxallytech.
I plan to buy a spare WIF Senser from him. The time you somehow break it, or mess it up when changing a fuel filter, you can replace it and be on your way, and not stranded because the Dealer is closed or Out of Stock.
 

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WOW! Don't I feel like an idiot! Water in Fuel, o.k., I just changed my fuel/water separator about a week ago.


Thanks gentlemen for the help.
 

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Changed out the filter over the week end and found that the o ring was not seated proper. probaly cold weather and sitting so long it decided to shrink enough to leak. all is well an wife is happy and I got out of the lickin.


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Changed out the filter over the week end and found that the o ring was not seated proper. probaly cold weather and sitting so long it decided to shrink enough to leak. all is well an wife is happy and I got out of the lickin.


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IMHO it's a good idea to have a spare WIF sensor on hand. Went to buy a spare fuel filter ( the dealer had this for $28.00 ) and asked about the WIF sensor. No WIF sensor in stock!! I ordered a WIF which took 4 days to arrive. (cost $35.00) If you should need one of these having one on hand could save a bunch of agrivation!!!!--------Phil
 
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