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Sorry if this has been discussed before. I can't find what I'm looking for.
I have a 1999 F-350 Powerstroke. I noticed a smell of raw fuel, and as close as I can tell it is coming from a hard line/fitting where it attaches to the drivers side front head - behind the alternator. It appears wet, but no noticeable drips while idling. There may also be a leak in the rear as well, but it is difficult to see without removing some items. The back of the engine down around the torque converter shroud and oil pan is wet too. Not dripping, just wet.
I read all about the fuel filter drain O-rings, but I don't believe this is my problem as that area is basically dry and nothing leaks out of that tube down below. The valley is basically dry as well. The main wet area I found is the area described above, and where the engine fan has blown fuel on the turbo tubes, etc. and then of course the back of the engine or rather oil pan,etc
I see no obvious drips at an idle at either location, but the line at the front of the head is the most obvious culprit to me. Would this be an O-ring connection as well like the others I've seen described, or is it a normal flare fitting? It has a mark on it as if to line up and check for loose or tightening. I put a wrench to it but everything seems tight and is lined up. Help??
Truck is an early 1999, 41000 miles garage queen. Has it been parked too much or ? Help. Thanks
Last edited by Bluteam; 12-10-2009 at 08:29 PM.