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Fuel Leak ?'s

I have a 1997 F-250 7.3 on the way home from work today I noticed the nice sweet smell of diesel in the cab. So I get home and start looking in the valley. I couldn't see anything until l ate one Alice's magical treat and shrunk down to size. So there is this little blue hose maybe 2' long running into the bottom of the fuel bowl. It looks like it has transformed into a garden soaker hose. Its the only place I can find thats has fresh fuel on it. So how hard is it to get to that hose, and is it a special hose or can I just use some regular old 3/8 fuel line.
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Check out this site for parts and you may want to consider rebuilding the fuel bowl while you're there.

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regular 3/8 fuel line would have to be rated to handle the high pressure not to mention approved for use with diesel.

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thank you for the replies. I think i found the issue, well at least I hope so. I had it running and checking everything and I couldnt see anything from any of the hoses. Turns out some how my stupid fuel filter came lose on me and it was leaking from there. I tightened it up for now. That is the 2nd bad filter I have bought from Napa. Is there a better brand to get? maybe the Ford one? Why cant there be 24hr part stores for those of us that work 12hr graves
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u can pick up the hose from a auto parts store , it sometimes is the hoses that leak just from rotting , just needs to fit and be the same size ,

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Ha, I work 12hr nights too. So I hear ye alright! Glad you got it sorted.

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When you got the filter did you replace the rubber o ring on the lid too?

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