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Need Help ASAP Fuel leak at fuel pressure regulator

Hi guys. I need some opinions asap. I noticed a fuel leak from the key hole gasket on what i believe is the fuel pressure regulator on the upper fuel filter housing of my 2005 6.0. The leak is approximately a drop a second. My concern is that tomorrow I am scheduled to pull a carnival float in a Mardi Gras parade which would consist of idle speeds for about 5 hours. Should I still pull with this leak. Im not really concerned about wasting fuel as long as I can get through this day, but I also do not want to damage the truck any more by doing so. Thanks!
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Would you feel comfortable easing the cover off and reseating the gasket. Be shure and not let the spring and internals escape.

If it is maintaining system pressure you might chance it. Your call.


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I thought about pulling it and trying to reseat it but with it being a saturday night I didnt want to chance making it worse and not being able to get the replacement gasket.
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Like Danny said, you could try to reseat the gasket. It's not too tough, just try to push the radiator hose down and maybe tie it off with a strap. First I would tighten the for Allen bolts before disassembly If the gasket is cut or cracked put some rtv in that area, just wait for it to set up a little before you crank it down, Are you sure the cap is seated correctly?


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I meant tighten the screws and see if it stops leaking.


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I tried tightening the screws but that didnt help at all. I used some contact cleaner to clean the fuel residue off of the area and then started the engine up and watched closely and could see the fuel coming out from all around the regulator assembly, so I know it is definitely coming from there. As I said I am relunctant on taking it apart and chancing making it worse if it can get me through this one day like it is. It has just been one of those days. I have a truck leaking diesel and I went and buy a brand new generator from home depot and started it up and had gasoline pouring out of the carburetor. Had my share of wrenching for the day.
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Appreciate the input guys. Anyone else?
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If you buy me a plane ticket and fly me out to Louisiana, I'll fix your truck as long as I'm invited to the parade where there's lots of hotties waiting.

All joking aside, it depends on what your perception of a leak is. I really wouldn't suggest tightening the bolts even more. That housing is made out of monkey metal. The last thing you want to do is either strip the threads in the housing, or snap off one of the bolt heads. If it's drop every two minutes, you MIGHT be good to go until Monday. If it's a drop every 15 seconds or more, you would be taking your chances. The call is yours.

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It won't take much effort to open it up, RTV a gasket ring, and close it back up. I'd rather have a jerry rigged fix under the hood for a day than have to get towed out of a parade.

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