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HELP ME!!!! Fuel leaking like crazy!

My wife just drove the truck this morning and said there is fuel leaking like a river! What could this possibly be?? I had her check the drain valve, and the filter cap, they are tight
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where is the fuel comin fram man, down the back of the motor or off the front??
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She said a cop stopped her and told her to go home imediately, that fuel was all over heck! She said that the cul de sac street has fuel all over it, she said that the gauge went from 3/4 tank to almost 1/2 tank before she got it home!

She said there was so much fuel on the engine she had no idea where it could come from. This is scary.
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Pressure up the fuel system and look for it (without starting it). If its coming out that fast, shouldn't be hard to spot.

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ugh...

I guess there's not alot you guys can do for me until I can get home and look at it. I just need moral support right now!!!! Just the kind of phone call I'd like to get at work first thing in the morning.....she said it smells like diesel bad all over the truck (of course) and fuel is pouring out of it. Marc said to check the drain valve orings. This sounds likely in my situation now that I think about it.
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Of course you'll have to take a gander to be sure. I had a super-cheap filter cap o-ring cause a pesky cascade of precious fuel under the truck. Once I removed that plastic "PowerStroke" cover and turned the key on, shot fuel 20 feet across the parking lot! As said before, that big of a leak should be pretty easy to find. Good luck and let us know!

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The thing is, I just drained the filter bowl on Sunday, not using the drain valve, but sucking it out with a big syringe. I may have not seated the lid on right? I had her check the tightness of the lid, she said it was tight, but her idea of tight is probably not the same as mine.
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The lid o-ring is a huge possibility. When you drained the fuel, did you replace the fuel filter at the same time? If so, was it a good quality filter/o-ring or an Ebay special?

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I may have not seated the lid on right? I had her check the tightness of the lid, she said it was tight, but her idea of tight is probably not the same as mine.
Ah, now we get to the meat of the matter. Is this the first time it's been driven since you had the lid off?
Theres your problem. Betcha 5 bucks.

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I took it to get fuel last night and didn't notice it leaking. I am also wondering if I put the seal back in upside down???? It should have been leaking last night though if that were the case.....I'm pretty sure I put it back in right...I actually hope that is the problem though and not the orings.
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