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fuel leak fixed?

would there be enough fuel left in the valley under the turbo to run forward towards the filter? reason i ask is i replaced the filter drain valve and dried up what i could reach. took it for a short drive and there was fuel under the spider but not under the valve. just wandering if there was that much fuel left under the turbo.
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I woulda washed all of it out and not left flammable diesel on a motor longer than I had to.


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the valley really has no drain to it but there are a couple of decent "dimples" in it that fuel or oil sit in, but it can be a real pain to remove it all with everything on top of the motor. It is just a matter of patience to soak it up or like I did make suction type gun from a cheap turkey baster with a hose attached to it to reach the hard to reach place to try and get it all -- still takes patience though
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I put some rags down in the valley and used a stick (or long screwdriver) to push them around and sop up the fuel. Worked fine.

I thought there was actually a drain hole at the back of the valley in case water got onto the engine.
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ive sprayed off the top of the engine a few times.

i hate working on dirty greasy oilly crap.

it will drain out the back fyi


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-soak the valley with a can of degreaser
-thoroughly pressure wash the valley out
-drive up a long, steep hill
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sprayed engine off tonight with engine gunk and sprayed that off with hose. drove it till dry. will check for leak tomorrow. thanks for the input
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