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Old 07-22-2019, 03:50 PM
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A man came to pick up a trailer with a 2011 F350 Power stroke pickup an said he had a fuel leak so I said I would take a look and I found the leak on his fuel return line. He went after parts and came back with a $150 all in one line about six feet long that rapped around both sides of the engine and I saw that it would be one hell of a job to install. I looked on line and found this and he took the new line back and the truck is here waiting for the four inch long repair part.

1 replacement line

2 only needed this little piece

3 the fix
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:29 PM
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:34 AM
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for my money,I'd be putting back on it what came off,if the return line hose assembly is $150,then so be it..the OEM parts are designed and engineered to work right on the engine..its very technical by its nature. run it hot towing a trailer on vacation or work and get a fuel leak and possibly burn the whole truck down and trailer over $150...hell even a average tow bill and the PITA factor is more than that.nope not me..fix it right the first time,not with a cheeapo dorman part..just my powerstroke experience and opinion..FWIW
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:34 AM
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for my money,I'd be putting back on it what came off,if the return line hose assembly is $150,then so be it..the OEM parts are designed and engineered to work right on the engine..its very technical by its nature. run it hot towing a trailer on vacation or work and get a fuel leak and possibly burn the whole truck down and trailer over $150...hell even a average tow bill and the PITA factor is more than that.nope not me..fix it right the first time,not with a cheeapo dorman part..just my powerstroke experience and opinion..FWIW
I don't know about Ford's engineering abilities. It seems the anti-freeze they recommend (corporate Ford Gold) has a habit of precipitating solids out of solution and that in turn plugs up the oil cooler and following that the EGR cooler burns out and allows coolant into the intake which will lock up the motor if run long enough. Ford blames it on lack of maintenance, which is true, but a better solution is to run a different anti-freeze in the 6.0L Powerstroke and then do less maintenance overall. I'd run with the replacement end and not the entire fuel return system, just make sure the hose is clamped to the barb.

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Old 07-23-2019, 04:30 PM
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There’s a reason that the last Ford diesels I owned were 7.3litre IDI’s, and now drive a Cummins. 6.0 leakers have just left too many guys I know with breakdowns and big dollar repairs.

Add in the DEF and other crap, I really don’t know what I would look at if I ever actually looked at new trucks.


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Old 07-23-2019, 05:59 PM
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I own an F350 with a 7.3 IDI. 12 ft steel flat bed. I love the thing.
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I won't own a ford of any type period! But I do like all the people who do own fords especially any of the diesel engines... It just means I'm gonna make fist full of money when they bring them to me...
but that's usually because they let the crap go so long its usually not just one issue its plenty of repair issues...

But I refuse to work on any Chevy diesel engines other than old 6.2
and 6.5 turbo engines... the new ones for chevy are worse than the fords.
but that's just my opinion...
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:09 PM
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What no Chevy 350 diesels for you? I had almost forgotten about them until the other night going through Craigslist looking for a better truck. There was an old station wagon that had one, the owner claimed it ran, I somehow have my doubts

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What no Chevy 350 diesels for you? I had almost forgotten about them until the other night going through Craigslist looking for a better truck. There was an old station wagon that had one, the owner claimed it ran, I somehow have my doubts

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I remember when those and the 454? came out back in the day. Basically if I remember correctly they were gas engine blocks with diesel heads. Nothing but problems as I recall especially with the 454? which had a habit of dropping valves which chewed up the piston domes and wrecked the cylinder heads.
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When the man came to get the truck I told him if he happened to get DEF in his fuel it will cause pressure and blow the small line but most of the time it is caused by rough handling when changing the fuel filter and he gave me the deer in the headlight look. So I asked what? I just had the Ford dealer change all the fluids and filters and I have been smelling fuel sense and I couldn't find any leak until I came here and it was dripping off the frame and I had forgotten about the Ford dealer.
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