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    It started out as a small leak about 5 weeks ago and now I can't drive my truck without oil and diesel covering the underside of the truck. Wife is pissed and if you saw our driveway you'd understand why. When I stop oil/diesel is leaking from everywhere underneath....even my back bumper. Notice the oil drops on the frame and muffler... not good. If you look closely you can see the oil droplets on the bottom of the rear axle.







    The gentleman that did my install is an authorized installer and told me he has called several times trying to get the part sent to him over the past 3-4 weeks or so. Suggested I go to the auto parts store and get some fuel line repair putty and slather it over the top of the sending unit for the time being.

    First... James, John, Jason, get John Heitz the part ASAP please or I'm sending my wife to talk to you.

    Second, does the suggested temp repair sound correct? I'm guessing some kind of epoxy putty?
    2002 F250 7.3

    If it walks like a duck.....

  • #2
    Nice undercoating job.

    Oh... you didn't undercoat it? hehe

    Sorry for your luck, I'm also still in line for a switch.
    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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    • #3
      I would be inclined to remove switch and put a plug in hole before any kind of 'epxoy repair' touched my (beautiful) V3. Operate system manually until switch arrives??
      2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
      2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
      veggiegarage.com authorized installer

      RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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      • #4
        Yes, just plug it for now if you think its going to be a long wait to get the new one.
        If it were me i would simply clamp off the fuel line on the front of the module and run on diesel while i wait. Diesel is pretty cheap right now.
        Try calling the shop and leave a message - everyday if you have to. Jason and James are going through some tough times i think and probably devoting there time to getting some income flowing agian. In these tough times, i can see why.

        Be patient...good things come to those who wait.

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        • #5
          Wouldn't epoxying the part I'm replacing be sorta the same thing? The epoxy goes away when we replace the leaking sending unit?
          2002 F250 7.3

          If it walks like a duck.....

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          • #6
            Thanks Clay, we were posting at the same time.
            2002 F250 7.3

            If it walks like a duck.....

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            • #7
              Is this leaking from the pressure switch where it meets the manifold?

              If it is then has the pressure switch been replaced including a relay?

              This seems is the first I have heard of this issue (as far as I know, John here btw) and if it is leaking where the switch meets the manifold then I have to ask if the Loc-Tite 545 was applied to the thread of the pressure switch? this is honestly the only imagineable way I could hink that the oil would be blowing past the switch.

              Let me know and we can solve this. Hard to tell if I have been in on this or not by screen names so forgive me if we have talked before.

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              • #8
                *stares off into the sky*
                just checked my records and actually the new pressure switch is on it's way to Jonathans location as I type. Got sent on Friday and should be there tomorrow if my mathemetatics is correct.

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                • #9
                  Cool, I just PM'd you the particulars as I knew them. Appreciate the heads up.

                  My wife is going to be very very happy!
                  2002 F250 7.3

                  If it walks like a duck.....

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                  • #10
                    The word "WIFE" seems to be a reoccuring theme in the greasers world....myself included. I can handle the occasional grease slick and tinkering to work out the kinks. It seems the urgency to fix the ick usually is driven from our better half (again myself included). This is probably my fault for not disclosing the potential and likely instance that this hobby will at times create a mess. There should be a support group thread on this forum so that when a guy feels he is getting heat for his greasy hobby he can hear from, in my best guess, half of the other guys in this forum that have heard the same thing. Just lay low fellas for when diesel goes back up and you buy your wifey something nice and say " I bought you this with all the money I have been saving at the pump"
                    2002 7.3 Excursion Limited V3 w/40 gal RDS Tank, +50 gal or 100 gal aux cargo tank,
                    AFE Magnum Flow Air Intake, 4" Turbo back Diamondeye exhaust,
                    6.0 Tranny cooler upgrade, Edge Evo2 Gryphon, V & Modified B Code leaf suspension
                    BTS Transmission W/ 1.0 exhaust housing,Snow water/meth injection.Riffraff Engine Rebuild(kit) @315k .30 over pistons, CNC Fab HPOP, 406injectors.com 160cc single shots.

                    2002 F350 2WD CCLB 7.3 Bone Stock "Rusty"

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                    • #11
                      Jonathan, that's a heck of a leak...wow. Haha...hope the parts from DFA get you fixed up!

                      I guess I'm lucky in terms of having a wife that doesn't gripe or nag at me for taking on hobbies like this. Heck, she's even let me keep my oil in the house to keep it warm. Not to mention several times where I've had the whole top half of the engine in my Camaro tore apart and stored in the house (unfortunately, I'm sans garage right now) - with the smell of gas, grease and oil filling the house. She never thinks anything of it...and just knows that eventually I'll get it all back together and working correctly...lol.
                      Greasin & Grinin
                      Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                      2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                      2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                      2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                      • #12
                        posted in wife thread.
                        2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
                        2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
                        veggiegarage.com authorized installer

                        RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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