Originally Posted by jesilvas
Braided lines are the high pressure oil lines.
But there is a fuel lines from bowl to back of pass side head that has a clamp around it. Rubs holes in them.
Thanks. That makes more sense now. My driveway looks like a vehicle has been murdered. I thought the diesel was just picking up oil and ...hell I dont know what I thought. Are there crush washers on those lines? Originally this began with what I thought was the relief valve O rings going out. I replaced those and I mistakenly loosened the HP oil lines thinking they were fuel lines. My intention was to bleed the air out of the fuel sytem. After that I replaced the pump. I will further inspect the steel fuel line and see if it has a hole in it. But I now realize I've got an assload of oil in the valley. Actually sounds like a good thing:/ I digress. So would those oil lines letting air pass create compresiion issues? The engine sounds good but is severely under powered. I tightened them as tight as I could and it helped a bit but I'm still leaking oil and still real sluggish. I also have 2 1/2 month old fuel in it. Is that old enough for it to deteriorate? This is my first diesel and I'm pretty clueless. Thanks again for any input.