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post #1 of 7 Old 07-03-2013, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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Small fuel leak

I have had the truck roughly 5 months and it was leaking a little fuel when I got if so I had the fuel bowl gasket(s) changed that were leaking, not a full rebuild. It quit for a month or two but has now started leaking again. My main question is will it damage anything to run it as is till Monday? I am heading camping and don't have time to get it fixed. Will be towing roughly 7000 pounds. I will then get it looked at Monday. Thanks in advance.

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not sure on an auto but the fuel contaminates the clutches in a zf, since it drains into the bellhousing. Another prone spot for it to leak, is the passenger side fuel line, that runs thru a "P" clamp, before going under the pedestal.

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i have a mysterious fuel leak as well.
i replaced the drivers and passengers side fuel lines and its still their.

i noticed on my passenger side fuel line, it almost had the groove worn through it.
it wasnt leaking yet, but it would have eventually. put a little piece of rubber between the clamp and the line that will save it.

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Well it pulled great. Only used 1/4 tank of diesel towing in 80 miles. Still going to get it looked at, but overall happy with the php Phoenix. Used the 65 tow and saw EGTs hit 1300 once and backed out a hair and they dropped. Trans temp hit 208 or so, so I think a tru cool or 6.0 cooler is on order. Would like them lower. Did real well though. Trans and EGT dropped after the large pass with outside temps at 100. Hotter than normal here so should be fine but want a tranny cooler just to be safe

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ya ill be looking into a tru cool in the near future.

but a billet compressor wheel comes first

what were you towing?

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So which would yall recommend; a 6.0 cooler or a tru cool

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Hey blue this is what I was towing. Two four wheelers on atv deck (670 pounds red, ~400 pounds yellow and atv deck ~250) trailer weighs 5600 empty so about 6200 loaded without water. Filled up when I got to my destination.
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mem...474-image.html

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