Change Water Separator Element
Fuel leaked or spilled onto hot surfaces or electrical
components can cause a fire.
Turn the disconnect switch OFF or disconnect the
battery when changing fuel filter or fuel water
separator elements. Drain the fuel from the fuel
water separator into a container before removing the
water separator retaining clamp.
Change the element when it becomes contaminated
enough that the water level cannot be seen through the
Stop the engine.
Open the access door on the left side of the
Clean the dirt from the separator and surrounding
Turn drain valve (5) on the bottom of the water
separator counterclockwise to open.
NOTE: Always dispose of drained fluids and filters
as established by local regulations.
Close drain valve (5).
Hold the bottom of the separator element (2) while
loosening collar (3).
Remove bowl (4).
Loosen collar (1).
Remove and discard water separator element (2).
Clean the inside surfaces of the filter head and
bowl (4). Inspect the O-ring on bowl (4) and the
seal on the filter head. Replace if worn or
Install a new water separator element. Tighten
collar (1) to secure the water separator element.
Install bowl (4). Tighten collar (3).
NOTE: Do not start the engine until all fuel system
service is complete. Refer to "Priming the
System" in this section for engine starting
procedure following fuel system service.
Every 250 Service Hours or 3 Months