I'm new to Diesels and know didly about them, but I have learned a lot from this forum.
I have a 2002 F250, 7.3L PSD. I bought it about six months ago with only 50,000 miles on it. It doesn't appear to have any mods on it except for an upgraded exhaust.
I have developed a leak that I'm assuming is fuel. Looks like oil to me but after reading all the threads here it's got to be fuel. I first noticed puddles of fuel/oil in the manifold valleys, both front and rear. Now when I park the vehicle after driving it, the fuel/oil leaks down the rear of the engine and onto the ground leaving a nice size puddle.
I have used the search feature about fuel leaks and and there seems to be so many of them on the Powerstroke that it is at times confusing, especially since I have no knowledge of diesel engines.
Anyway I found the leak is coming from the fuel line located on the driver's side of the fuel pump. It is the line on the left that's painted with a green dot. It looks like there is either silicone residue or the remnants of an o-ring.
While the engine is running I can see the fuel leaking from where the line is threaded into the pump.
Is this an easy fix and can I do it myself? I have a warranty on it but it's such a pain to leave it off at the dealership.
Can anybody send me a link on how to fix it?
Should I still be driving it with this leak until I get a chance to get it fixed?
Thank's in advance!
Here's some pics of what i'm talking about.
The fuel lines painted with a green dot at the bottom of the pic.
Close up of the fuel line. One on the left is leaking. Note the red silicone looking substance around it.