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Old 07-22-2010, 01:28 PM
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Fuel leak on top of motor

Alright so Ive been dealing with a few drips of fuel under my truck everywhere I go for about a month now. Ive finally traced it down to the passenger head fuel supply line, its leaking at the bracket that holds it in place by the pedistal. Now my question is how hard is it to replace this line? Anybody done it? Tips and tricks would be appreciated since this is my only vehicle and once I tear into it I want to get it done and done right the first time around. My biggest concern is the fitting that goes into the head...it seems pretty tight so Im not sure how easy its going to be just to get the fuel line off.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:17 PM
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9/16 wrench will get the fuel line off at both ends, with no trouble, you can just weasel it out of the valley, if you take the intake piping off the front of the turbo.

I soldered mine, but you can get a new one.

use some 5/16 fuel line, cut 1/4" long, to replace the rubber gaskets in the ends of the line
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:11 PM
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Alright thanks man...seems pretty straight forward. Guess I will be doing some calling around to get pricing on a new line. I dont even want to know what the local dealer will want. Hell for a new fuel drain valve they quoted me 68 for it. The joys of living in western Kansas I guess.
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New line is $60 from ford and most dealers keep it in stock. I repaired mine on the side of the road about 10,000 miles ago with a double compression fitting from napa and cut out the bad spot. I have had the new fuel line behind the seat since I picked it up later that day I just haven't felt like tearing it back down to do it. Not a horrible job but it's not easy to get the rear passenger head fitting off.
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