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Bad MPG! Fuel leak found, I think, help?
Hey all. I have been getting about 15mpg on my last few tanks. Usually I get 17-18mpg. I havent changed my driving style, so I assumed it was the cold weather here. Its been below 30 alot.
So, I get out the truck today after another disapointing fill up and smell fuel. Pop the hood and climb up and behind the fuel filter housing it was wet. Theres a bit of fuel in the valley, and the plastic valve (yellow hadle) that bolts to the housing are all wet and smell of fuel.
Anyone had the bowl drain valve leak? Im assuming the valve is changeable seeing as 4 bolts hold it onto the housing. What do these valves cost?
I am a machinist for the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. Ive been an inside machinist for 5 years now, and a 1st class one for 2 of those years. We have the tools to check threads, like I said, Im lazy.
07' F250 CC SB 2wd 43k miles
02' CC SB 2wd 225k miles
94' 5.0 GT 135k miles