Diesel fuel leak - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict


 
madpowerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,515
Thanks: 2
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Diesel fuel leak

Hey guys just wanted to pass some info out there.Don't know if this topic has been talked about.Last 3 weeks I have gotten phone calls from four friends about one a week that they have a diesel fuel leak.Once truck sits a puddle forms under engine driver's side.The leak is coming from bad oring under fuel regulator plate.I think that ford wants you to take apart the fuel regulator plate and clean plunger and inspect oring every other fuel fitler change.Just throwing info out there.

2004 F250 Ext.cab fabtech 5.5" lift,and traction bars 35" on 18".2005-2007 grill and LED headlights,58v FICM, Warren dual HPOP system, fuel reg. return system, areo 1000a fuel pump, dual fuel filters, ARP studded heads, CCV reroute, EGR delete, 225/75 Warren injectors, water/meth injection (cooling mist),SCT tuner with customs, banks intercooler. MTW stage 4 turbo, built trans by Andy Warren, 4:10 Detroit lockers.
madpowerstroke is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 03-05-2012, 11:23 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
TheFordman87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,686
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What year trucks and what engine?

I'm addicted to diesel and I step on it constantly!

TheFordman87 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-06-2012, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict


 
madpowerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,515
Thanks: 2
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The years where from 2003-2006 6.0 powerstrokes.

2004 F250 Ext.cab fabtech 5.5" lift,and traction bars 35" on 18".2005-2007 grill and LED headlights,58v FICM, Warren dual HPOP system, fuel reg. return system, areo 1000a fuel pump, dual fuel filters, ARP studded heads, CCV reroute, EGR delete, 225/75 Warren injectors, water/meth injection (cooling mist),SCT tuner with customs, banks intercooler. MTW stage 4 turbo, built trans by Andy Warren, 4:10 Detroit lockers.
madpowerstroke is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
howell_jd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clinton, MS
Posts: 637
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would suspect that some sort of user service has been performed and a used o-ring NOT replaced (or poorly reseated or compromised during reinstallation) since I am unaware of any advice for an o-ring replacement on a filter-change basis. Since the fuel pressure regulator "blue spring" update is in fact a highly recommended upgrade to provide sufficient fuel pressure to the injectors and since there are sources for just the spring (or some who will perform the so-called "BB" modification to achieve the effect of the longer blue spring) the keyhole o-ring might not get replaced resulting in a poor seal at a critical fuel delivery point.

Just a speculation but this is a point that matches the location of the leak and an often encouraged user-service upgrade.

Jonathan

Jonathan D. Howell
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

2005 EarthRoamer XV-LT (Ford F550)
"Americans Travelling America"
howell_jd is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-06-2012, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict


 
madpowerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,515
Thanks: 2
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Actually three of the four trucks are same owners since new.The gasket just flatten out due to heat and age.Was just throwing info out there to check gasket before it fails.

2004 F250 Ext.cab fabtech 5.5" lift,and traction bars 35" on 18".2005-2007 grill and LED headlights,58v FICM, Warren dual HPOP system, fuel reg. return system, areo 1000a fuel pump, dual fuel filters, ARP studded heads, CCV reroute, EGR delete, 225/75 Warren injectors, water/meth injection (cooling mist),SCT tuner with customs, banks intercooler. MTW stage 4 turbo, built trans by Andy Warren, 4:10 Detroit lockers.
madpowerstroke is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome