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6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain Discussion of the 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 2003-Up Super Duties and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 6.0L Power Stroke engine.

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright doing my routine maintenance of changing out the fuel filters my fuel filter located under the hood started leaking after replacing the old filter. I FINALLY FIXED that problem to move on to the next problem. My truck is now leaking diesel from somewhere can not tell where. I read somewhere else that when the fuel pump is going out diesel will start leaking from a wheep hole in the fuel pump. Is this true any other idea???????
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The fuel pump is mounted inside the HFCM or filter houseing on the frame rail under drivers door, no weep hole. Is leak on top of engine?
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well i am pretty sure it is cant really tell though. It is just a slow drip on the pavement and theres diesel on my fender and all on the side of my truck. I also examined the filter bowl up top and it didnt seem like it was leaking from anywhere on that.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Open the hood and turn on key check the fuel lines on the drives side of engine and the 2 short hoses that go down to the HFCM for leaks.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I appreciate the advice it was an easy fix once I identified the problem. I examined fuel filter cap and discovered that diesel was slowly seaping out between the cap and the filter bowl.
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Glad it was something simple and not $$$$$$
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thats for sure . They are still proud of their fuel filter caps.
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