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What are the common leak points around/from the hpop?
Hi. Im fairly new here, have been on some other forums for a while but I am liking the org more and more. my truck developed an oil drip, thought it was rear seal as every newbie does, but the front of the valley is full of oil so I started thinking hpop. I ordered the o ring kit today thinking that would likely fix it. As far as I can understand there are three hoses with oil rings to replace. The two on the driver's side look to be dry but down the back of the pump, between it and the fuel bowl there is oil on the pump and thats where the valley is saturated. A few days ago while running errands my truck took longer to crank (after sitting for about an hour). Didn't really think anything of it. Drove to my next destination, shut off for 20 mins and when I went to fire it up it was a no start. Tried again and let it crank a bit longer and it eased into running as opposed to the typical 7.3 "bark" I would normally get. My thinking is that finally the leak has become so bad that the warm/thinner oil is escaping and not building the necessary 350 or whatever psi to fire the truck up. The thing starts fine cold, and runs about as good as it ever has. I have noticed the drip puddle underneath is larger than it used to be.
My real question is if those two drivers side hoses look dry, what/where should I be looking? Like i said there is a good amount of oil in the valley between the fuel bowl and hpop and the back side of the hpop has some oil on it as well. There are a ton of hoses etc in the way and i wasn't able to stick my hand down the back of it to feel around. I will be able to take all the junk off and out of the way tomorrow evening (if that is necessary) but of course I don't want to do much more work than I have to. Any thoughts or suggestions would be mega helpful! Thanks in advance