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Old 01-14-2009, 02:41 PM
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Leaking fuel out of fuel bowl assembly

So, somewhere im leaking a clear, medium weight oil. I had my truck up on a lift, and there were splashes on the ground, and it was coming from the rear of the engine. picked up some oil up on my finger, and smelled it, no diesel smell, but not PS fluid, clear so not engine, and not tranny red. not water soluble, so not brake fluid. And mind you, this stuff on the ground was only there after the truck being on the lift for 5-10 minutes (when lifting, the lift was off center, and the truck was about 10* CCW).

shop teacher looked at the fuel bowl assembly, and the valley is wet. I have not taken the cover off to look and inspect. perhaps when it was lifted, the engine was pushed back, and it spilled down, about 1/4 cup worth.

Any guess where this is coming from? im guessing the drain is opening up slightly, i only used it 2 times....


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Old 01-15-2009, 05:44 AM
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What else could it be????? Nothing, oil in the valley is either from a leaking HPO line, the O rings go bad, usually at the head. Could also be the CCV has pumped so much oil into your intake that the boots have become saturated and have dripped into the valley. I have seen this on numerous trucks. How do your intake boots look? If this is the problem contact me and I will tell you how to fix it. You may also want to check out the O rings at the base of the turbo.These are the most likely sources for oil in the valley. First is to clean the mess out, then start the engine and crawl up on the engine with a mirror on a stick and a flashlight and start looking. Good luck.
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the oil was clear, so the HPOP is checked off. the intake boots look good and red.

CCV = crankcase vent?

is the HPO line the brass one coming off of that cylindrical looking thing the size of a large, C style battery?
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You really need to determine what the fluid is. Could guess all day to where it may come
from... Only clear fluid is brake and diesel (unless you have VERY clean engine oil)..

Check the fuel drain tube, but it drains on the frame crossmember unless
you have a hose attached to it. Brake fluid would drain down the firewall.
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You really need to determine what the fluid is. Could guess all day to where it may come
from... Only clear fluid is brake and diesel (unless you have VERY clean engine oil)..

Check the fuel drain tube, but it drains on the frame crossmember unless
you have a hose attached to it. Brake fluid would drain down the firewall.
brake fluid is water soluble, yes?
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