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Leaking fuel line? (maybe!)

Evening all,

Registered on the forum a while back but have just been stalking for now and mainly using the search options for any problems I have been having.

This one however, is puzzling me. The leak is on the drivers side pretty much under the power steering reservoir. There are 2 fuel lines that go up that way to the fuel bowl and from there it pretty much looks like a cluster and can't quite see where the leak is. Seems to be worse in the cold though. It looked like oil at first to touch, then I thought it might steering fluid and have been leaking at the pitman shaft seal (bottom one) on the power steering?

Next step is to buy a stack of degreaser and give the engine bay a good clean and attempt to locate this random leak.

I just wanted to post up this thread in case some people out there might want to give a few guesses as what it may be.

I will try and post up a few pictures tomorrow of the exact location.

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So here are pictures as promised. Looks like I have liquid in my valley too.....I'm thinking this is going to be a long and tedious job.

Going to start with taking out the fuel bowl first and renewing all the seals etc. This may be the best place to start then working my way down. By the looks of things though, I might be facing either fuel bowl/ lines/ seals or power steering reservoir seal leaking OR the forward seals on my oil cooler.

ANY input would be of great assistance. I hope the pictures shed a little light on the issue.

Does anyone have a seals stock code numbers for the fuel bowl etc, preferably viton seals.

Many thanks
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I just did all the seals on the fuel bowl--got my kit from dieselorings.com . Very fast, and when I called to ask about something, they were really helpful. Also they have a better price and OEM quality it would seem. Remember the simplest explanation is usually correct. You probably just have a fuel leak in the supply line and it's dribbling down the hose. Just smell it. There should be no question. If it doesn't smell like diesel, you have a power steering leak too. As it would happen, I have a small power steering leak too, which made tracking down my own fuel leak all that more difficult.....I still haven't tackled the power steering pump. It still works, and I've thrown enough money at my truck for the next few months and then some.

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