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Old 12-19-2010, 11:39 AM
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a fuel leak, please bare with me on this please

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*DISCLAIMER- I am currently deployed, so all this info is coming from my wife, so please, please bare with me!!!*

my wife went to take my truck for a drive and when she started it, the truck reeked of fuel. she got out and noticed a puddle under the truck under the engine. so she popped the hood, and got my neighbor, an army light wheeled vehicle mechanic (Humvee mechanic). he said he couldn't pinpoint the leak but he thinks it maybe a line or possibly an o-ring. my wife took a pic and this is where she thinks it is coming from... any ideas for a quick cheap painless fix? BTW truck build date is 5/98






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Old 12-19-2010, 01:35 PM
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Mine leaked from the drain on the fuel bowl. The o-rings on the drain valve go bad and it leaks into the valley then down the back of the motor. I don't think it ever got to the point where it went past just being in the valley of the motor but its a start for checking. The piece was cheap at the dealer and simple to replace. I am pretty sure all the fuel lines run on the other side of the motor seeing that's your starter in the pic. Check the valley up top. It has to be coming from up there around the fuel bowl area. I may be wrong tho.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:08 PM
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so what is the fix? which o-rings or all of the fuel bowl o-rings?????

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Most of the time it's the drain valve on the back of the fuel bowl. Order a set of o-rings for it and you should be good.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:00 PM
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I just aksed the dealer for the valve. Came with the orings and new yellow lever. Basically the whole new valve. A couple of tork screws and they swap right out. Under $20 bucks if I remember correctly. But check it first. I didn't find any fuel or residue on any of te other lines so I replaced that and it resolved my issue. Now I just gotta find an oil leak.
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probably drain valve o-rings.... good write-up here Welcome to guzzle's PSD Fuel Filter Drain Valve Repair Web Page
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okay i ordered those o-rings, wooo-hooo $8.00 shipped with Colorado state sales tax. must be the cheapest part for those motors... hopefully it cures the problem!

as a back up what else could it be?

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