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Fuel leak comes and goes, what could it be?

Let me start off by saying it is a CA model truck so it has the pulse damper on the banjo bolt, this started a few months ago and i thought it was the damper so i purchased on from the dealer, but before i got around to putting it in the leak stopped. The leak has returned, fairly positive it is not the fuel lines from fuel bowl to fuel pump as they are not the stock blue ones and have been replaced before. I started to pull the turbo thinking it is the banjo bolt/ fuel damper but after reading some more i discovered there are more common places that it could leak from. Has anyone ever had a leak start and stop? if so, what was it? Any other CA trucks out there with fuel leaks?
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Well, the leak turned out to be from the pulse dampener, i still dont know what caused it to stop for a while. But, i tried to pull the turbo off myself and did not have much luck. Luckily for me the pulse dampener can be replaced w/o removing the turbo and it was much easier than expected. I fabricated myself a 1 1/16" wrench from a piece of flat stock (rather than cutting a $20 wrench in half) and it took me 30 minutes to replace. i didnt remove anything from the engine except the plastic cover which most people dont have anyways. Just thought everyone should know before they remove the turbo or pay to have it removed.


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Diamond Eye 3" dp to 5" straight pipe, DIY 6637 intake, Pillar gauges, 6.0 trans cooler, Intercooled, TS 6 pos. chip with TW Tunes, 1.0 Housing, Barder Billet Wheel, EBPV Delete

"Baby Truck" 1999 Ranger EC 5 speed 3.slow
Camburg Long Travel, Billit upper arms, Fox dual rate coilovers and double bypass in front, Deaver race pack w/ fox double bypass in rear, fiberglass fenders, 16x8 American Racing Mohave Wheels
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