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Old January 28th, 2016, 12:44 AM
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Very small fuel leak 110

Noticed a small fuel leak on my truck. I'm Jon Snow on this one. What is the line that has the 90 degree bend and sleeve that comes into the right side of the tank here? It's leaking right where the line attaches. This is not my truck in the photo.

Big question is this an easy fix for myself or a trained professional?
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Old January 28th, 2016, 06:52 AM
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Tighten the clamp?
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Didn't get much of a chance to look except to see that's definitely where it's coming from. Came home and saw a tiny wet patch under the truck. At first I thought it was my rear diff, again. Wasnt. There is the screw clamp there so hopefully it's simple and not the part of the tank that I'd cracked or something.
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Had a leak in the same place. The nipple on the tank was actually loose. Slapped some JB weld on it and it's been fine ever since. Hopefully yours is a hose or clamp issue.
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I'm swamped at work and will take advantage of the kindness of D90 readers. What happens if I pull that hose off to inspect the nipple? Is diesel gonna pour out everywhere? I just filled up the other day and haven't been driving the 110 so it's still full.
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I'm swamped at work and will take advantage of the kindness of D90 readers. What happens if I pull that hose off to inspect the nipple? Is diesel gonna pour out everywhere? I just filled up the other day and haven't been driving the 110 so it's still full.
That appears to be a return line so there will likely be fuel in it. You could clamp off the line to prevent fuel spillage. Either way, you will spill some fuel likely.
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If its diesel, hell, id leave it for now. Its just anti corrosion fluid. I thought it was gas.

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I'm so bad right now worrying about moving. My parents drove down to deliver some antiques that they said I could have now or never because there was no way they were driving a uhaul to Cali. I have three weekends after this before it's time to go and no idea when I will be able to sit down to address it.

Just need to make sure that if it's running it's not going to be leaking worse. If that's the case I'll leave it to make that back quarter chassis super shiny. Haha.
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So the leak stopped after driving it for some miles. Is it possible that I over filled it on the last tank? I attempted to tighten the clamp but it was tight.
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So the leak stopped after driving it for some miles. Is it possible that I over filled it on the last tank? I attempted to tighten the clamp but it was tight.
You may have been unable to tighten the clamp because it was seized. If you are able to, I would think the best solution would be to replace that short piece of hose. It could also be a crack in the tank, but my bet would be on the hose.

You should be able to fill the tank completely without it leaking.
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You should be able to fill the tank completely without it leaking.
I don't know about that. It fills to different levels each time. It's like a 3"+ opening that you hold the pump into and I always have to eye ball it to guess if it's filled up. This fill up it seemed like I may have put a lot in as it was up in the filler neck.

So you think just probably replace that however 6" longish piece of hose there?
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I don't know about that. It fills to different levels each time. It's like a 3"+ opening that you hold the pump into and I always have to eye ball it to guess if it's filled up. This fill up it seemed like I may have put a lot in as it was up in the filler neck.

So you think just probably replace that however 6" longish piece of hose there?
You should be able to fill it to the top without it spilling out anywhere.

I would replace the short piece of hose as that will likely be cheap and easy. When you have the hose off you can check the tank for cracks around that nipple.
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