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Old 01-02-2011, 10:34 AM
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big fuel leak from fuel filter houseing please help

I have a fuel leak coming from the top of the motor and i dont know what its coming out of. there is fuel pooling on top of the motor and its dripping from behind the filter under the drain lever. i posted pics of where its coming from. i need to know what that piece is and how i should go about fixing it.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:54 AM
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you can get orings and parts for the drain valve...

Replacement O-rings for Ford Diesel Engines
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:14 AM
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I had this same leak a couple weeks ago and the water drain valve on the back of the separator needs new orings or just replace the whole valve like i did. And its a real PITA to get to but that should fix it!!
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:41 PM
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Don't mean to highjack the post, but I just got the same leak and cannot get the part for another day. Is it dangerous to drive around with diesel on the top of the block (dripping down on the back as well) or is it not combustible enough to sweat it? My understanding is that diesel is not as combustible as regular fuel.
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I drove mine for a week with no problems, fuel leaking and puddling in the valley
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:02 PM
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hurts your wallet more than anything.. ha ha
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I always use this fuel leak as a good chance to remove the fuel filter housing and replace all O-rings as well as all the fuel line sleeves and just knock it all out at once.
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