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fuel bowl question

If I have the infamous fuel bowl drain leak will it cause enough low pressure in the bowl to cause a bit of white smoke at WOT?
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It should not cause much of a pressure drop at all, unless fuel is just flowing out. You can put a fuel pressure gauge on there to confirm though.

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It's dripping pretty steady I figured that as I start using more throttle the pressure would build and leak more through the drain
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It is hard to say without seeing the leak. You can pick up some o-rings to fix it in less than an hour though. Did mine last year, no leaks since.

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I deleted my fuel bowl when I did my Strictly Diesel RR. Best thing I have done to the truck so far. Now I do not worry about a leaking fuel bowl and have better filtration than ever along with getting rid of the "dead head" design.

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It's dripping pretty steady I figured that as I start using more throttle the pressure would build and leak more through the drain
Do you ever see fuel on the ground underneath the truck after you park it?

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Yes, and recently it's been getting worse. I just ordered a complete fuel bowl seal kit from riffraff so I am going to replace everything and be sure there is no pressure drop due to any leaks. I have noticed my truck lacking a little on the power and kind of rocking after stopping sometimes
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well, got the fuel bowl completely resealed and cleaned. and no more puddle under the truck, and no more powerloss/white smoke. Guess there was enough pressure drop to notice
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bosel...inpsect the pass side fuel line also. Eventually, you'll be replacing it, because of "wear" through the "P" clamp. Catch it now, before it gets you later.

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