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Fuel Leak and Rough Idle

I just got mu truck and today I drove it up to work which is only three miles. When I got out I noticed a small puddle under the truck. It was Diesel dripping down from back side of engine. Opened hood and could see fuel down in the vally but could not pinpoint a leak. Any infor on this problem or any help at all. Also it idles rough it has been doing this for a while now. And thats it. Starts great and runs excellent down the road just idles rough. All info greatly appreciated. And yes I am new to the Powerstroke world.

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could be the fuel lines, mines been leaking since i bought it, i was just letting it go till i did injectors, IC, hpop, and turbo install. but for the leak your gonna have to pull some stuff to find out

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Fuel pump, bowl, bowl lines, and the pump to head lines right where they connect to the pump the steel washers go bad
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i should really get mine fixed, but im just so lazy when it comes to fixing things, i like go fast parts tho

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Well I guess I will just order the O-ring kit for the fuel canister and go buy me a couple of hoses and clamps to fix whatever is leaking.

As to the rough/lopey idle any input?

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Since I am gonna have the fuel filter canister already out should I just go ahead and replace the fuel pump too?

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the leak could cause it or the FPR screens clogged also when the fuel pump gets old it spikes fuel PSI and the engine goes with it
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Well I pulled the canister out and replaced the bottom hose coming from the fuel pump that was leaking. Went ahead and replaced all the hoses since I had it out. Now there is a leak coming from the sensor on the lower back of the canister. I guess I will just order the Oring kit and a new sensor and hopefully get this leak problem fixed for a little while.

On a side note after replacing those hoses it seems to be ideling a little smoother.

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