Water in Diesel Warning Light???? 205

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by mfunsta, Dec 14, 2006.

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    mfunsta Guest

    ...I'm new to diesels and have been running a 1993 205 1.8 STDT for the
    last 6 months. I had the fuel filter changed at 82,000 and I have now
    done 95,000. This morning a new warning light came on which I found out
    was the water in diesel light and in the handbook it says that it means
    there is water in the fuel filter and to get it purged as soon as
    possible. Do I have to get a new fuel filter? what is involved in
    purging the existing?
    ...any help would be much appreciated, does it matter if I drive for
    another 50 miles as it is?
    mfunsta, Dec 14, 2006
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    Chris Guest

    Chris, Dec 14, 2006
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    Brian Guest

    This is one of the more unreliable sensors that PSA use, many people just
    disconnect the sensor on the fuel filter. But assuming that unusually it is
    correct, then you might have some fuel at the bottom of the filter bowl. All
    you really need to do is drain the filter bowl (there should be a drain off
    point at the bottom somewhere, with a small pipe attached which goes down
    past the engine. Put something under this to catch the fuel and see if there
    is indeed any water there. Then you have to prime the system again and make
    sure you have got all the air out. You can change the filter element if you
    feel you should. However, if no water comes out of the filter, than you can
    assume it is a false alarm, so no point in worrying about the filter
    Brian, Dec 14, 2006
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    Tunku Guest

    My 205D does it all the time. No water visible. I think it's just
    exercising the light so I ignore it. :)
    Tunku, Dec 14, 2006
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