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I got under my truck last night to do the monthly fuel/water separator drain and noticed some fluid had run down onto the front suspension. It looked like a few drops of oil or antifreeze had splashed down onto the frame where the fuel lines transition down from the engine compartment. There were just a few drops. I checked all of the fluids and everything is perfect. Checked over the entire engine compartment, everything is clean. The area in question is right below the steering shaft, and appears to be below the degas bottle. There was not a lot there, so I am wondering if I should be worried. I had the truck on the mild HD 300 setting and had gave it a little run at a light, but nothing major. Truck runs great, cant find a thing. Any ideas?
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You have degas, radiator (pressure), heads, and EGR coolers on that side. Try to determine which one it could be because it can be any one of those.


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Check your master cylinder as well.

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Fuel cooler overflow? Look for moisture in the overflow tube...

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Fuel cooler overflow? Look for moisture in the overflow tube...
I hate to ask and sound stupid, but where is the overflow tube? This sounds reasonable since I cannot find anything up on the engine anywhere. Any advice would be great.
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It's the small black tube facing the cab, it comes off the neck of the fuel cooler resevoir, which is the small black tank with a sight glass behind your engine coolant tank. Hope this helps...

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