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Old 03-01-2014, 08:49 AM
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bad fuel leak

just got a 1999 f250 and have fuel leaking out from under the passenger side of engine theres a loose hose and looks to be something missing and I have no idea what goes in there any info would help if not have a parts truck for sale.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:18 AM
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after looking more the line that leaks comes from the filter housing I believe is this just a return line back to the tank.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:18 AM
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Sounds like it's maybe the drain tube for the fuel bowl? Look into a fuel rebuild kit. Maybe if you could post pictures that would be helpful too. Just do a little more investigating. Don't already think about scraping it. Relatively easy fix and not expensive either. I'm sure others will chime in. I just did a rebuild on mine no more than two weeks ago.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:20 AM
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Is the line you're talking about in your second post on the driver's side then? Those would be the supply and return on that side. The hose you see underneath on the passenger side is the drain hose.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:27 AM
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then its the drain hose that was leaking I could of been making it do it as well now after looking at it with the lever on the filter housing now it all makes a little more sense I got the truck at an auction so not sure on the condition of the motor if I can get it to fire it cranks and fired a little with either but I don't like using a lot of either in an engine
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:35 AM
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bad fuel leak-imageuploadedbyag-free1393695300.208934.jpg. This is the one looking from the top


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Old 03-01-2014, 09:48 AM
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First, Never NEVER use Either on this. or Any Other diesel with a, functioning, Glow Plug System!!!!!

Next, the picture you posted of a metal tube had no fuel in it. It is a sensor that monitors the back-pressure in the right exhaust manifold to activate a system that restricts the exhaust to aid in warm-up.

The Return line is on the Left side of the filter housing, up close to the cap.

The Drain line is at the back of that housing, under the Yellow Lever that activates it, and goes to a metal tube, against the engine, and can be seen by looking over the top of the pass ft tire.

Another common leaker on the pass side is at the back of the head where a metal clip retains a metal fuel line and vibration causes it to chafe through.

All these things can leak, if it is the return line there's, what's called a "Parker Sleeve" that's under the nut there you should replace...

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:06 AM
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Ok new question anyone know an easy way to emit the gas tank with out dropping it got a half tank bad diesel


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Old 03-01-2014, 02:11 PM
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When I dropped my tank (as soon as the Low Fuel light came on) I put a hose on the end of that drain tube I talked about and powered the Fuel Pump with a Starter Pak. With the Yellow Lever open it pumped 5gals out and only left about a Qt in the tank.
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