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 Post subject: Is it possible to easily install a drain T off the WIF?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Is it possible to easily install a drain line off the water in fuel sensor similar to what the GM 6.5 diesels have?

They have a line that comes off the bottom of the fuel filter manager to a petcock. You can open the petcock - with the lift pump running - and drain/ pump out any water or crud into a container.

I do this frequently on my GM 6.5 diesel vehicles. Always before & after I change the fuel filters.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible to easily install a drain T off the WIF?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:26 pm 
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Still don't know the answer.

Does the Dodge FFM that GMCTD used have a drain?

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98 K2500 Suburban 6.5td
96 K1500 " 6.5td
95 2 door Tahoe 6.5td
94 K3500 cc srw 5 speed 6.5td
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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible to easily install a drain T off the WIF?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:29 pm 
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It is doable! Some including myself have installed the Donaldson P550588 fuel filter on the OEM filter head. It is a much better filter than the 20 micron OEM filter.
Donaldson *P550588 Sensor Port Thread ½ x 20 11 micron @ 99% efficiency

This filter allows the install of the Donaldson Clear drain bowl with a Twist & Drain Valve (P569758) with 1/2"-20 UNF Threaded Port Sensor on the bottom of the filter which allows you to visually see any water accumulation in the bottom of the bowl and has a twist drain with a connection for a plastic drain tube if you so desire.
If you go this route, you will need to order the Racon RK30964 WIF sensor to fit the clear bowl or filter as the OEM WIF threads will not fit the Donaldson Clear drain bowl or filter.
I am running this setup along with a secondary 3 micron@99% efficiency Donaldson P551313 fuel filter on a Wix 24770 filter head.
This setup does require an in-tank lift pump or in line pump to push the fuel through both filters...

See this thread for more info on the secondary filter install. http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=98&t=80139&hilit=+filter
If you want pictures of the primary filter with the clear bowl, let me know and I can post... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible to easily install a drain T off the WIF?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:33 pm 
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WWDiesel wrote:
It is doable! Some including myself have installed the Donaldson P550588 fuel filter on the OEM filter head. It is a much better filter than the 20 micron OEM filter.
Donaldson *P550588 Sensor Port Thread ½ x 20 11 micron @ 99% efficiency

This filter allows the install of the Donaldson Clear drain bowl with a Twist & Drain Valve (P569758) with 1/2"-20 UNF Threaded Port Sensor on the bottom of the filter which allows you to visually see any water accumulation in the bottom of the bowl and has a twist drain with a connection for a plastic drain tube if you so desire.
If you go this route, you will need to order the Racon RK30964 WIF sensor to fit the clear bowl or filter as the OEM WIF threads will not fit the Donaldson Clear drain bowl or filter.
I am running this setup along with a secondary 3 micron@99% efficiency Donaldson P551313 fuel filter on a Wix 24770 filter head.
This setup does require an in-tank lift pump or in line pump to push the fuel through both filters...

See this thread for more info on the secondary filter install. http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=98&t=80139&hilit=+filter
If you want pictures of the primary filter with the clear bowl, let me know and I can post... :wink:


Pictures please. Thank you much!

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2006 Jeep Liberty CRD 142,000 miles New engine 2-2014, Green Eco tune, FS2500 bypass filter Weeks elbow, European Torque converter, brakes front UCA's wheel bearing and front hubs. Front hitch OEM lift pump
98 K2500 Suburban 6.5td
96 K1500 " 6.5td
95 2 door Tahoe 6.5td
94 K3500 cc srw 5 speed 6.5td
91 International Model 6 speed spicer 4700


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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible to easily install a drain T off the WIF?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:28 pm 
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A couple of pictures I had on file:
Notice the clear bowl on the bottom of the primary filter, it has a drain tube connection.
I will try and get some better pictures of it from the bottom...

Image

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05 Jeep Liberty CRD Limited :JEEPIN:
Blk Brush Guard/Hella's/LED's
Ironman Springs/Bilstein's
Yeti Stg4 MaxTune
Weeks ElbowKit/Battery Tray
NO FCV/EGR
Samcos/ProVent
SunCoast/Transgo
Carter Intank-pump
2mic.Sec.Fuel Filter
Flowmaster/NOcat
V6 Airbox
GM11 blade fan/Hayden HD clutch
Ironrock Trilink
98 Dodge Cummins, 5"exh. Viair,K&N


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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible to easily install a drain T off the WIF?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:08 pm 
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Nice job

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98 K2500 Suburban 6.5td
96 K1500 " 6.5td
95 2 door Tahoe 6.5td
94 K3500 cc srw 5 speed 6.5td
91 International Model 6 speed spicer 4700


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