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Old 11-27-2013, 10:16 AM
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HELP! Unidentified Leak Somewhere!

So I was leaving the gym this morning and was putting the kids in the truck when I noticed a small "spot" on the ground. Buckled kids and looked under the truck to see I have fluid leaking somewhere. It's dripping from the fly wheel dust cover, but it is rather thin in consistency and although my sniffer isn't working at 100% (cold) I believe it smells like fuel rather than oil.

Any ideas what and/or where this is? I got home and noticed it still dripping in the driveway.

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Could be a bunch of things...

The common ones are, the Drain Valve (yellow handle) behind the fuel bowl, has O-Rings in it that fail. There's a metal "clip" that holds a steel fuel line against the top/inside of the pass head, back next to the downtube that chafes through and leaks. The Fuel Bowl cap (you remove to change the filter) can leak. From there, any of the fuel lines & fittings could leak too. Ya gotta look around
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I know I have to look around...I got home from the gym and had to get the kids fed, then had to get ready for work. So I got on here to get some ideas of what it may be and to get some ideas where to start....that's all. Thanks
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Start with rebuilding the fuel bowl. The o-rings are less than $30 and it's a fairly easy project. Getting the fuel bowl out is the hardest part.
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Im betting to fuel/water separator valve. (yellow handle) Takes about 15 minutes to fix.
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I know I have to look around...I got home from the gym and had to get the kids fed, then had to get ready for work. So I got on here to get some ideas of what it may be and to get some ideas where to start....that's all. Thanks

Of course, I understand... That's exactly what I did. I was just trying to point you to where the common areas have been.

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It was the water separator valve...I have an air ratchet and it literally took me about 30 minutes...that was pulling truck into garage, getting the tools out and ready, removal, installation, complete! Now, if I wouldn't have had that air ratchet....it could have been a real PIA!

Thanks for the replies fellas!
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Sorry for jacking the thread but I just buttoned everything back up after doing turbo to pedestal o rings ported compressor housing and billet wheel started the truck up and after 30 seconds of idling it was pissing oil badly like 4 qts of oil in minutes I know its from the pedestal but idk why everything was tight and o rings stayed in place I know its not the hpop front of valley is dry and I checked the hpop plugs on the heads any help would be greatly appreciated thank u
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Sorry for jacking the thread but I just buttoned everything back up after doing turbo to pedestal o rings ported compressor housing and billet wheel started the truck up and after 30 seconds of idling it was pissing oil badly like 4 qts of oil in minutes I know its from the pedestal but idk why everything was tight and o rings stayed in place I know its not the hpop front of valley is dry and I checked the hpop plugs on the heads any help would be greatly appreciated thank u
did you rebuild or gut the ebpv? sounds like it is time to tear it back down
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:38 PM
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No I didnt rebuild lol well good thing I tore it back I had the turbo back out in 20 minutes I just ordered a blank pedestal and high outlet flange with ebpv terminator from dfuser thank you
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