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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fuel Leak

I am down at school right now but a guy in my class has a 96 somethin or other, he has a fuel leak. It is leakin from somewhere around the fuel bowl i got that far then i told him i would ask on here. So guys give it your best shot i know u can.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 03:32 AM
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Re: Fuel Leak

The most common cause for leaks in that area are the rubber hoses that connect the fuel pump and fuel bowl. They get very hot and crack over time. There are a lot of other possibilities but I would start there.

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Re: Fuel Leak

Alright i will take a look there, thanks
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Re: Fuel Leak

Also the little dealy you turn to empty the fuel out da bowl as two orings inside itself thatll go bad. Not to sound like a jerk but make sure the filter lid is tight, sometimes in the cold (dunno where u are), the seal will shrink a little and the lid becomes loose.
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Re: Fuel Leak

Check the water in fuel sensor. Sometimes the internal seal leaks right at the connector. Since you don't own the truck, look at all the fuel bowl electrical connectors. See if you can isolate the leak to the bowl (filter housing) or not. The hoses to the pump should have a heat shield over them you pull off.


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One other possibility is that the bowl has rotted out in the bottom.

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Re: Fuel Leak

yep, or i just thought of the fuel heater too, might shorted out and burned a hole in in the canister, but that was a pretty nasty leak, kind of a spray not a drip, hope that helps.

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Re: Fuel Leak

I have narrowed it down to the fuel bowl area not sure if it is on of lines going in or not but i won't be able to see it again until monday. I do know that is not the drain lever because the drain hose is still in tact and the fuel is coming out through the inspection plate.
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Re: Fuel Leak

Check the weep hole in the pump!
I just lost another pump do to the leak!
Iam not getting much life out of a pump.
Might have something to do with ULSD.
My tanks and filters checkout fine.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 09:43 PM
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Diddo on the pump! Just put a pump on my 96 because it filled the intake valley with fuel. It would leak down the back and drip off the bell housing.
I did the lines too while I was there.
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