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Old 02-17-2009, 10:44 PM
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Diesel Everywhere!!!

Need some help here brothers!
I'm cruisin back to town from the big city. Car passed me on the double lane and I swear I see smoke coming from my back end. Then a cop is hiding out in the ditch and starts driving my way and follows pretty close until we hit city limits......then seriously, turns into the donut shop!
So I get a red light and now I notice the smoke pukin out of the hood and from under my truck. I quickly pulled over and shut her down, popped the hood and smell Diesel. Everything is wet! my tailgate is soaked, everything under the truck is dripping and the smoke just keeps on coming out of the engine compartment.
What do you think guys.....must have blown a fuel line to the rail?
How common is this and what can I do so it never happens again. I'd imagine diesel on a hot turbo would equal fire! I think I got lucky.
How much $$$$ am i looking at here.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:51 PM
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I'm thinking the valve for the fuel bowl cracked.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:04 PM
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aahhhh......I didn't think of that. I wish I had a flashlight so i could've look around, but that little light on the inside of the hood doesn't really cut it.
I had it towed to the diesel mechanic in town and I'll phone him first thing in the a.m.
I hope it's a simple and cheap fix!
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:30 PM
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I had a fuel line crack that fed the passenger side. With all that pressure in those lines when something fails the fuel is gonna come out and a lot of it. Try to get everything in the engine compartment cleaned up real good and then take a look around. Then if you havent found anything I would drain the fuel bowl and then turn the key over and let the fuel bowl flood with fuel and see if you can find your leak
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If it is leaking that bad it shouldn't be hard to find. As far as fixing, shouldn't be that expensive, especially if you do it yourself ( always recommended).
Good luck

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Old 02-18-2009, 06:19 AM
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Thanks guys. I had it towed last night due to circumstances so I'll phone him this morning and see what happens.
I'll let ya know what I find.
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When my drain o-rings got bad mine did the exact same thing. Everything you describe is EXACTLY what happened to mine so i think and hope that that is your only problem.
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That would be nice if it was. I'll put the ideas in his head so I'm not paying for a hose too! Thanks guys.
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The fuel drain valve is a very common problem and easy to fix. Good luck!
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