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Fuel All over.
I hopped in my rig this morning and everything seemed normal. It had been idling for a few minutes, was mostly warm. Everything seemed ok.
I went a couple miles, just hopped on the highway when I started getting a strooong smell of diesel. I work at an airport at night so I thought maybe its my work clothes (jet fuel). Then I look down and realize my fuel gauge is going nuts, the fuel level is dropping like a rock. So I quickly get off and pull over and pop the hood.
Somehow the fuel filter cap had come unscrewed and diesel was all over the engine bay, I mean everywhere, leaking down on my steering, all over. It was also smoking, which makes everything look much more serious than it may or may not be.
I screwed the cap on tightly, and headed home with a pit stop at the fuel pump.
Everything seems fine now. Except when the tach hits 2k I get a rejection noise and nothing happens. Kind of like its just revving but not going anywhere. Im not sure what is going on here. Its never done it before.
Also as a side note, could diesel get into the transmission and mess up my clutch? The clutch feels like its slipping BADLY, and its also never done that before. The letoff of the pedal is almost twice as far out as normal right now.
As another side note, is there anything I should do as a result of diesel getting all over everything?? Should I change the fluids or should everything be ok?
EDIT: Been cleaning it up and making sure that was the reason it was leaking. Seems like that WAS the problem. Also, doesn't seem to be having issues at 2k anymore. At least not in 2nd gear. Clutch is still acting stupid. And Im still curious as to whether or not there is anything I should do to prevent other problems from occuring. Thanks!
If it doesn't move and should: WD40.
If it does move and shouldn't: Duct tape.
2000 7.3 PSD CC SB 6SPD
Last edited by icb12; 02-17-2010 at 11:42 AM.