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Fuel dripping from the back of the turbo;

04 6.0l, 129k miles. I don't know enough about these yet to tell what mods have been done to this engine. Have been lurking in the forum for a while to try to learn a few things. Had a severe voltage draw, took the starter and alt off, brought them to a couple shops to confirm that the alt was dead. Ordered a new large case one from alternatorman. Before I took it off, had it running, and that's when I saw the leak. I tightened the large clamp joining the exhaust and the turbo, and it stopped... why it was so loose, I have no idea... Just wondering if this sounds familiar to anyone. Please see the attached pics.... the last pic, I cleaned the old fuel off, and it shows fresh diesel dropping from the clamp, before I had it tightened all the way. I figure the low voltage somehow made fuel go thru the turbo, but I don't know... that's why I'm here asking some truly experienced people!

I plan to take the truck to Pueblo Diesel to have them work me up a plan to fit my meager budget, do the essentials and hopefully get it reliable.

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Lets see.. if I replace: the EGR cooler, the oil cooler, the heads, the head gaskets, the head bolts, the coolant filtering system, the injectors, the turbo, the alternator, the FICM, the GPCM... THEN... will I have a DEPENDABLE truck??
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Looks more like oil in those pics. Really no way for fuel to get there.

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I'm going to take a stab in the dark and GUESS there is fuel pouring from an injector. Smell the oil. Does it smell like fuel? When it was running, did it have a miss? Any smoking at idle?

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yeah thats your oil feed line... no fuel lines attach to the turbo... really no worries here... if ya get it tight and no more leaks ... was prolly left loose from previous work done on the turbo... ie the 6ohh guys leave the rear bolt out of the turbo pedastal just because its a PIA

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That's where I was going next. I assumed(we all know what you get for assuming) the OP knows the difference between diesel fuel and oil.

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Well, the oil in the engine is a lot darker than what was dripping out, (it looked golden colored) but, since it's stopped, I just won't worry about it. Either way, neither one of those should be coming out of there, unless something's wrong.... it was just pouring out...that clamp was loose as a goose!

Lets see.. if I replace: the EGR cooler, the oil cooler, the heads, the head gaskets, the head bolts, the coolant filtering system, the injectors, the turbo, the alternator, the FICM, the GPCM... THEN... will I have a DEPENDABLE truck??
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