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Old 02-12-2013, 10:25 AM
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Fuel smell and leaking

Hello I have a 2000 f-250 7.3 I smell fuel and know its leaking somewhere fuel on the back of the motor. Any suggestions on where to start looking. In need of help. Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:10 PM
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Most of the time it's the water drain on the fuel bowl. The o-rings leak and the fuel runs down the valley to the back of the motor.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:59 AM
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okay thanks a lot I looked down in the valley of the motor and can see the fuel laying in the valley. I think that looks to be the problem. Thanks a lot in going to put that part on later tonight.
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Re: Fuel smell and leaking

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okay thanks a lot I looked down in the valley of the motor and can see the fuel laying in the valley. I think that looks to be the problem. Thanks a lot in going to put that part on later tonight.
Also check your fuel line fitting to the bowl and heads. I had my drain valve leaking and after I fixed the leaking bowl it was leaking out of the line that goes into the heads.

Ford sells a nice kit for the orings to do all the lines for $25.

Or Bob over at dieselorings has a total fuel bowl rebuild kit and the orings for the heads. He is where I got the orings for my truck

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:50 PM
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Don't overlook the simple either. I chased a leak for a while and it turned out to be the cap on the fuel bowl had cracked. Was giving a thin stream down and was really hard to see until it got really bad and coated the underside of my hood.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:22 PM
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also, check the p/s fuel line where in goes thru the "P" clamp. The lines' notorious of rubbing there, creating a whole.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:14 PM
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that's the problem that I am having. found that the o-ring for the passenger side fuel delivery line was no good. I got the line out of the back of the head no problem, but getting it back in is another story. anyway to tighten the line back up without taking down the down pipe?
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I just replaced my o rings in the fuel separator today, picked them up for .69 each, there are two. Job took about 30 mins. Easy
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:58 AM
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Dieselorings sells the kit that is unreal. I rebuild my fuel bowl 4 years ago with their parts. Dry as a bone ever since.
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