Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2018, 06:08 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 19
Diesel water separator

I need a quick lesson on hou to drain the water from the separator. Do I just open the valve at the bottom of canister? Should the engine be running? And for about how long?
sdrtile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2018, 10:58 PM   #2
Winnie-Wise
 
Oldchinahand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 327
Here's a quote from my owner's manual.

FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR
Diesel fuel often contains small quantities of
water which can damage the engine if not filtered
out. The fuel/water separator traps this water and
prevents it from reaching the engine. The harmful
water deposits must be drained from the
separator canister during normal periodic service
and maintenance to keep the fuel filtration
system working effectively.
The fuel/water separator is located in the rear
engine compartment.
Place an appropriate container beneath the
outlet and open the water release valve several
turns. Drain any water deposits from the canister
until clean diesel fuel flows from the valve. Close
valve by hand. Do not over tighten
.

For Cummins ISB, it is on your daily pre-trip checklist. I drain mine every two or three travel days. I drain it when engine is not running and coolant temp is <120F. Why? That's the way we did it on the SSDG's in the Navy. And, despite reading the Freightliner maintenance manual, and the FL operator's manual, can't find that detail referenced.

(Ship's Service Diesel Generator. SSDG. Usually Morse-Fairbanks OP's)

Fair Winds and Following Seas
__________________
Terry & Rosalina
2007 Winnebago Journey 34SE
Retired Navy Mustang & Navy Wife
Oldchinahand is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diesel, water


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine Air Water Separator Recall artpe54 Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 24 03-10-2017 01:57 PM
Air Water Separator Recall Atom Ant Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 6 10-14-2016 08:21 AM
Cummins diesel water temp when climbing? mjurgen889 Winnebago General Discussions 25 08-16-2012 06:24 AM
Cummins ISB fuel/h2o separator info Tagalong Winnebago General Discussions 9 06-30-2008 07:23 PM
fuel water separator on 330 Cat Big Ben Winnebago General Discussions 6 03-19-2005 02:27 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.