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Old 10-10-2011, 01:05 PM
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Fuel Leak at Engine Question

My wife's 97 ( 100K miles) F250 has developed a slow drip of fuel under the engine. I took it to a dealer and was advised a new fuel line was needed and required removing turbo and pedestal. Estimated 8 hours labor.

The parts needed totaled about $500.00. Does this parts amount sound OK? Man, that is an expensive fuel line and somehow I feel we are getting "hosed"

Are their some questions I should be asking them?

Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated!

jon

BTW... great truck investment. She pulls a 30 foot horse trailer. Never a problem with it since its purchase.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:14 PM
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Fuel leak at the engine sounds like my issue. I couldn't find this addressed anywhere else. I have a 99 and diesel is leaking out of the drain valve overflow at the base of the fuel bowl.
Trevor on youtube has this covered

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Old 12-14-2011, 03:19 AM
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It could be leaking from several places in the valley. 1. Fuel pump weep hole (replace pump) 2. Any or all rubber fuel lines 3. Somewhere on the fuel filter housing (O-rings, sensor, heater wire) 4. Regulator assembly.
Fuel pump cost me just shy of $70, stuff to rebuild filter assy, around $30, hose $3. A day and a half of cussing IH engineers priceless.
I did take apart my regulator assy but only to clean it inside and out, got a kit for around $18.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:50 PM
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I just had a similar issue. I found that several o rings on my fuel filter housing were bad including where the fuel lines go into the bowl. It was reccomended that I check out dieselorings.com Select the 7.3 drop douwn and they have a complete step by step oring rebuild PDF. After my orings arrived I spent about 3 hours between removing, cleaning, and reinstalling new orings. No more leaks. Turned out what I thought was also an undiagnosable oil leak just turned out to be diesel washing off road grime. There are a few oil orings on the HPOP that may be advisable to replace while you have the fuel bowl off as well.
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