Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L)Diesel Topics Only
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Hello all,I have a 93 F250 with a 7.3 liter with 175,000 miles on it,i have had it since new,anyway,i have this fuel leak on the truck,the fuel is coming down right behind the back side of the starter.. it is almost a stream but not quite.I have looked up top & cant see any leaking from there.And i cant see where it is coming from down below.Can anybody give me an idea where to go from here..ANY help would be GREATLY Appreciated!!
I bet it is a return line like the rear crossover line or the hex t fitting in the return system from 7 & 8. Either that or its guaranteed to be the filter to IP feed line on center of the IP. Get in there with some cleaner and dry it all out then have some one idle it while revving and watch with a bright light. Look across the truck and see the filter to IP hard line and you might just see your problem, shared that same dripping stream once and it was just a loose nut.
Hey I have a 1994 7.3 also IDI an everytime I have a leack it has been the return line capes that fit over the injectors I keep a few in my glove box an a 5/8 wrench I also have found that the rubber lines crack an leak also Hope it helps. Rick
Well,when i wrote this yesterday, i did NOT look close enough from up top & i have 3 Injectors leaking,its amazing what i can find when i remove the air cleaner..so i will replace the o-rings on those 3 injectors,and go from there!!Thanks for you help ,i will get back with you and give you a report..
Hello again,well,i just got done replacing the o-rings on the injectors,got a multi pack from the local parts store,the ones i used were size 19/64x37/64,they seemed a litle bit tight,but they fit,Now the injectors are leaking alot worse than before.What i need to know is what size o-rings do i need for this job?
Thanks again for ALL the info..
For best results you should replace them all. If you only remove a couple, chances are you will disturb the others enough that they will start leaking as well. Get viton rings if you can, they resist leaking so much better than standard buna rubber rings. I have removed my caps 3 times and my rings still dont leak.
1993 F-250 HD XLT Lariat SC 4X4 7.3/5spd ATS WG turbo @ 12psi, 3" DP 4" straight exhaust, 5" stacks, Hypermax cowl induction with inline filter, IP up 3 flats, DPS stage 1 injectors, GPR LED mod, SMF conversion, coolant filter, catch can, Pyro/Boost gauges.
1986 F-250HD XLT Lariat 4X4 6.9/T19, soup bowl mod, straight pipe.
And remember to lube the with something (vaseline, oil, something) even after I replaced my o-ring they still leaked because I had not lubed them and they tore a little. Its also best to get all the lines connected before you push the caps to their final position because if you move the caps at all once they are pressed down, they will leak. Still wonder how they got them leak free from the factory - mine had no fuel leaks at all until 105K, and the lines and caps were original painted grey!
1992 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3 IDI 115K, 4X4, ZF5 S5-47 w/ 12inch clutch and SMF, Banks wastegated sidewinder turbo, 6637, BB injectors, rebuilt IP w/ fuel turned up, 3 inch DP, custom 3.5 inch exhaust with 4 inch tailpipe, 285/75/16R Yokohama's on PSD alcoas. Rebuilt D60 w/ firestone airbags. 10.25 sterling rear w/4:10's LS, Three pillar gauges with pyrometer, boost, and transmission temperature. Onboard air w/ 400C Viair. 16K rated B&W trailer hitch. Sound-tracker CB w/ 4 ft firestik.
Thanks for ALL the advice fellas..I ended up getting the install kit from Pensacola Fuel Injection[url]http://pensacoladiesel.com/83-89-6-9l-7-3l-injector-installation-kit.html[url],which had New rings,hoses,caps,everything i needed to get the job done correctly.And by george it works!!And i am no way very Mechanial,so anybody wanting to do this job who has doubts,dont!it is a piece of cake!!
THANK YOU you ALL again..
Until next time
Guys: I have the same fuel leak as 1Reddog12R. I have a 1994 7.3 IDI 'K' engine. My problem is the fuel is coming down the back of the block and we can't find where it is coming from.
I can start the engine and if it leaks ( which is nearly a steady stream) I can shut off the engine and restart it and it may or may not leak. We have checked all injectors, lines, etc. I looked under the turbo and it is all dry.
When the fuel does leak, it drips off the seam between the motor and transmission, as well as off the crossover pipe.
Any ideas where it could be coming from? We have spent several hours trying to find the leak but nothing. I need help from the PRO'S - you guys!
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