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Old 02-28-2013, 04:13 AM
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Oil coming from somewhere.

Got an 03 7.3. 108000 miles.

Bought it 2 weeks ago and it didn't leak a drop.

Now I'm seeing a puddle every day under the truck. It's not coming from the filter nor the plug. It's dripping down from around the start in behind the oil pan. Anyone have an idea of what could be leaking? I didn't notice any valve covers leaking either.

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:29 AM
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Check the seals on the fuel filter housing. Very common and easily fixed. Dry out the engine valley the best you can and you will probably have some fuel on the rags.
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Here's an interesting video, BUT I have to warn you about this guy,,,, he makes Great Videos, that Does NOT make him infallible though. He's got some really GOOFY theories (not about this though) So, don't take him as your Guru, as many do Confirm his advice on anything else he says

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check your hpop lines very common problem
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Check the seals on the fuel filter housing. Very common and easily fixed. Dry out the engine valley the best you can and you will probably have some fuel on the rags.
Please explain further.....
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:52 AM
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Yes please explain further.

And what about the hpop lines? Where do they run from and is it an easy fix?
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:24 AM
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Ok. After looking. It seems as though this may be a fuel leak. I recently replaced the fuel filter and I believe what I thought was oil leaking could be fuel rolling off the top of the engine and picking up dirt, grime, whatever on its way down? Is that possible? If the leak is coming from the housing of the fuel filter what does it take to replace that? How much do they run? Am I even going down the right road thinking I might have to replace that?
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:25 AM
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Sorry just read one of the replies. Where are all the o rings located on the housing?
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Oil coming from somewhere.

Go to guzzles web page complete fuel bowl removal and rebuild instructions very helpful I ordered his o ring kit and did the whole fuel bowl takes about a hour


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Old 03-06-2013, 02:43 PM
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I think I've figured out the problem. When I removed the stock manifold to put the AFE in. I looked In the engine valley and saw what looked to be "insulation". Turns out it looks as though a mouse built himself a humble abode down in there. After getting all of it out. I remembered that when replacing the fuel filter last week I busted the cap and shot fuel all over the engine. So my guess is it saturated all the saw dust and chips and what not that was in the valley. (I also tested this in the fire. )

So since then I've not seen any leak or puddles under the truck. Hopefully that was the only thing wrong.
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