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post #1 of 17 Old 01-01-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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i think i have a fuel leak now i was parked at the gas station and i saw wat i thought was oil but smelt like diesel fuel it was leaking right were the trans meets the motor but its definitily not oil its fuel....any ideas i looked but couldnt see anything...help? i go through tank in less that 150 miles
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Sounds like you have a busted fuel line if you are going thru that much fuel. Start the truck and look in the engine valley and you should see where the leak is.

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I had a diesel AND a fuel leak. I fixed the fuel leak and then realized oil was leaking too. Could be the banjo bolt on the fuel pump or one of the rubber lines going to the fuel bowl assembly.
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Were the rubber goes to the fuel filter to I guess the pump is dry underneath but that big bolt that were it holds those 2 lines is were there's a puddle and it runs down the back of the motor and drips off the oil pan and wen I was looking at it today there r 2 wires that go to fuel filter I believe and the top wire was unplugged I think I got it plugged back up but wat is that?
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The banjo bolt is leaking. Go to your local International dealer and pick up 2 banjo bolt washers. They require patience but can be done. I did mine not too long ago and i've had no problems with fuel leaks since.
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Anywhere it is leaking will eventually pool at the banjo area as the fuel migrates to the back of the valley. Sort of a surprise to 'spring' a leak there unless the lift pump was recently replaced.

Anyway, be patient. There are a bunch of places to get a leak, so most times, the best thing to do is tool up to re-oring/replace hoses at the filter housing and send that gremlin away for a while.

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I have a thread over my o-ring and hose change. I'll post up a link when i'm not on my phone.
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thanks guys alright well im goin to try and tighten it and replace the those rings and hopefull that fixes it the guy i got it from said that he just replaced the lift pump so is there a gasket or o ring that could be messed up cause the rubber hose going to the fuel filter is not leaking but it does look like the banjo bolt
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Did he put in new banjo bolt gaskets or did he reuse the old ones?
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im pretty sure he used the same everything i tried tighten up the bolt but i cant get to it without taking the turbo off its right in the way and i tried fightin with that for a couple hours i would like to do it myself but if i cant il have to take it to the shop and i also found out my crankcase ventilator i think thats wat its called is bad so oil is now getting into my intake its a good running truck it just seems that the guy left me with all of the nic pickin things to do to it
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