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What should I do with the fuel leak/fuel pump in my truck?

I've got a 97 F250 i bought about a year ago. recently it has developed a fuel leak in the valley. so it's either a fuel bowl or the pump. I've put zero effort into determining more precisely where the leak is. The truck is bone stock with 250,000 miles. its in good shape, no major damage or rust, interior is decent, has a lot of minor issues, rattles in both front doors, crappy head unit, some window motor problems, worn steering box, but overall a nice stock truck that's never had a tuner on it.

Should i replace the mechanical pump or upgrade to an electric pump? or just sell it as is, put some cash away, and buy a smaller truck?

I have a complete intercooler setup to go on the truck, but not sure about leaving such an original truck stock, or start modifying it.
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Start modding it, just go ahead and do e fuel and intercool it, install an exhaust and chip it with custom tunes and gauges, be like a whole new truck, you would love it

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It all depends on what you want to do. I personally would not sell my 7.3 for anything, just because. I would say mod it if you plan on keeping it. If you want to sell it, fix the leak and sell it, you will never get your mod money back out of it.

A e fuel conversion done right will out last your mech pump hands down.

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