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Fuel leak help

I have a constant dripping fuel leak from the right side of the fuel bowl at idel. It is coming out of the weird looking bolt-like object that is screwed itno the filter housing and has a wire hooked up to it at it's end. What is this called and do I need to replace it?
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My Problem area looks like its some fuel pressure sending switch but I have no clue what to do? Replace it? Tighten? or What?

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~ Banks Technicooler
~ 3" Superduty Plenums
~ Custom 6" AEM Intake
~ Tymar 3-4" Ceramic DP
~ MBRP 4" Exhaust
~ BB Mod
~ PHP Tunes
~ Transgo Shift Kit
~ DIY 140v IDM mod
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Can you narrow it down from this link what could be leaking? Powerstrokeshop.com

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Thanks for the diagram... I tightened it up and soo far its not leaking. Its the Vaccum Switch... if it starts to leak again what should I do???

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~ Ported Turbo & 1.0 Hot Housing
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~ Ceramic Manifolds
~ Wrapped Up-pipes
~ Banks Technicooler
~ 3" Superduty Plenums
~ Custom 6" AEM Intake
~ Tymar 3-4" Ceramic DP
~ MBRP 4" Exhaust
~ BB Mod
~ PHP Tunes
~ Transgo Shift Kit
~ DIY 140v IDM mod
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Thanks for the diagram... I tightened it up and soo far its not leaking. Its the Vaccum Switch... if it starts to leak again what should I do???
You need to repleace it or put a 1/8 NPT plug there, dont overtighten.
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