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2000 Fuel Leak Under Turbo
I have a 2000 F-350 that I had to replace the power steering hose today that goes from the pump to the braking hydro assist. I drive it a mile to a local ice cream shop and stopped to look for leaks with the engine running. Everything was fine. I got my Ice Cream and went directly home. As I pulled into my driveway, I noticed smoke coming from under the hood, and the smell of oil buring off of something hot. I pulled the hood and looked expecting to see spraying hydraulic fluid, but instead found spraying diesel.
It is coming from the passenger side of the motor in the valley between the heads. I can see it spraying between the Y Pipe and the bracket that supports the turbo. It leaks with they key on, and the engine not running, and sprays with the engine running.
There is a steele pipe in there simmilar to a brake line. Is that a fuel line? The braded lines that are wrapped in wireloom between the fuel pump and the head are fine. The bleeder valve on the back of the pump is closed and sealing properly.
What is back there that can leak? I read an instruction manual on replacing these little blue hoses on 7.3L engines that are in the valley, but it was for an older version (late 90's) of the engine. Do I even have these hoses?
I was a mechanic in the Army, but the lame GM 6.2 diesels I worked on were much simpler then this. Do I even want to tacke this problem, or drag it to my mechanic?
It would be a bummer to not have my work truck Monday morning...
Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated!