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Strange Fuel Leak
I have a 2000 PSD with the 7.3 Liter Diesel, and I just noticed fuel leaking around passenger side of engine compartment. all over battery, Wheelwell, and cold side of Intercooler. Pressure washed Engine, Removed Battery and Coolant Overflow Tank, Took apart Intercooler tube and boot, cleaned, inspected, put back together nice and tight, still have raw fuel leaking from somewhere. Valley pan, turbo housing, filter housing and fuel lines all seem dry, but I still have fuel all over top of battery, around lower intercooler line and boot, and drenching the passenger side wheelwell. Would raw fuel be leaking from inside of Intercooler somehow? I also have a shifty performance wastegate controller that gives me a max boost of 20.5 psi, ( without shifty I have a max boost of 15.5 psi ) I've had the controller Installed for a couple years with no problems, and it does seem to increase my mileage a little. Anyway, one theory is that the wastegate controller is telling the computer to dump more fuel than the engine can burn, and it's leaking under pressure from the Intercooler. Any merit to this? I hope I haven't ruined anything. Truck does not smoke, run funny, or use oil, just leaking fuel from somewhere.
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