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Old 12-27-2010, 06:59 AM
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2006 diesel leak

I own an f-250 powerstroke with 143k on it, i dont pull much and use it as a daily driver ( hiway 100 miles daily). I noticed diesel leaking form the back of the engine to the bottom between the transmission and engine. i love the truck and enjoy driving it. What can the problem be? Should i consider trading it in for a gasoline truck since i hardly pull anything ? Please help.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:14 AM
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Im not sure where your leak could be coming from... as the fuel feed lines to the heads are at the front of the engine. Maybe a leak @ the filter housing could run down the valley and back of the block. Another would be your fuel pressure test ports at the back of the heads... somewhat hidden by the up pipes.

As far as trading it in... thats your decision. Have to weigh the pros and cons. Is it fuel efficient? Does it do what you need to do? Is it paid off? would a gasser better suit your driving requirments?
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I definitely agree that you should check the valley underneath the fuel filter housing as a possible and likely place the fuel leak is coming from.
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Thanks guys, i will check that out. I bought a diesiel truck thinking it would be less maintenece and hoping that it would last me for at least 6-8 more years. Do you guys think i made a bad desicion? What other items should i address to keep the truck going? I dont ride it hard or pull anything ?
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:09 AM
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Bad decision? No. Uninformed.. Possibly. The 6.0 has some inherent issues, mostly related to the EGR system and lack of cooling system maintainence. Other than that.. its a great engine IMO.

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