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Old 12-28-2010, 06:29 PM
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fuel leak?

i have a early 99 and i have been smelling fuel through my vents for my heat. i thought it might be a exhaust leak but a friend said they are known to leak fuel somewhere but he wont be able to check it out till next week. im going to try to figure it out 2mrw. any ideas or suggestions would be great thanks
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Check the fuel bowl and make sure the filter hasnt cracked or came loose.
Second check the fuel / water drain on the back of the fuel bowl, the o-rings can wear out.
Last I would trace the fuel lines and make sure there isnt a leak coming from a bad o-ring.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:46 PM
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Check the fuel bowl and make sure the filter hasnt cracked or came loose.
Second check the fuel / water drain on the back of the fuel bowl, the o-rings can wear out.
Last I would trace the fuel lines and make sure there isnt a leak coming from a bad o-ring.
It was this thanks alot . had to order it from ford cost more but at least it wasnt a big problem thanks alot. Second check the fuel / water drain on the back of the fuel bowl, the o-rings can wear out.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:02 PM
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The o-rings can be bought on Ebay for like 15 bucks, come with everything to rebuild the whole fuel filter bowl, just did it last week
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:15 PM
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the rebuild kit from ford was only $18 so not too bad. and i went ahead and got the filter and the drain on the back was leaking so i had to get a new one also.
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Glad you found your leak, good luck getting it fixed... Make sure you dont drop any of the small parts while installing it!
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I have a diesel leak on top of motor pooling on manifold, pardon my ignorance on this these o-rings go bad without using the drain on seperator? My problem sounds similar, you guys are the pros, is this something fairly easy to fix? I have a 99 f-250. dont know if this is relevant but it started leaking in eastern or in 12 degree weather.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:26 PM
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the o-riongs can dry out, get brittle, develope dry rot and fall apart. without using them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:36 PM
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Thanks, must not be too common the local dealer doesnt carry the o-rings, order only $53 wow thats some good rubber, i think i will shop around. Napa a no go.
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Airinsmokeout,
Check Ebay, I got mine for like $18 and it was the o-rings for the whole filter housing. It's hard to find them at auto stores or o-ring places cause they are small and need to be Viton.
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