Ducato Diesel Filter - water warning light

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  1. jimothy

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    The water-in-filter warning light is on on my dash.

    Well, it starts off on (and doesn't go out after engine starts), but then after driving a bit it does go out, and then amusingly it flashes in antiphase with the indicators when they're going.

    The engine is running lovely - fires up immediately and runs smoothly, and I've read on the internet that the water sensor can be a bit temperamental. So should I just ignore it as it's probably just being daft?

    I've also read that the filter might have a drain plug on it, so I was thinking that it might be worth just draining off any water in case it is present? In which case, can anyone tell me how to do it?

    I *think* I've found the filter - lurking behind the air filter bucket; grey cylinder, it does have what looks like a plastic wheel on the bottom of it... but didn't want to go unscrewing things without being sure.

    It's a 1997 vintage, 2.5 TD.

    Thanks for help and advice as ever ::bigsmile:
     
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    The "wheel" will either be the drain tap or the screw that holds the filter bowl on. Why not get a replacement filter and change it? They are only a few quid from your local parts dealer!
     
  3. pappajohn

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    thats the water drain screw.

    unscrew slowly untill water/fuel runs out.

    ideally you need a cup/jamjar underneath to catch the waste fuel...half a cup should clear it of water.
     
  4. ciderman

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    with the light going on and off with the indicators i would check for any earthing issues
     
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