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Old 02-14-2013, 11:11 PM   #15
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Could still be other fluid type than diesel. First step is to determine what type of fluid it is, then chase the culprit. IIWMIwouldn't tighten lift pump bolts unless i confirm that diesel is leaking. Don't want to start a leak where one doesn't exist yet, especially in the diesel delivery loop. If its hydraulic oil dripping, or coolant, those leaks are simple to correct. I've seen dirty coolant that looked like diesel but doesn't smell like it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #16
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thanks E: But for sure it's diesel. Access to the bolts is my problem. Do I have to remove the starter to get there?
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On a 40ft you might, in any case iiwmi'd disconnect the battery grounds before heading in there w/wrenches. You'll be precariously close to the hot chassis pass thru & don't want to accidentally short to the frame or block.
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Thanks E and everyone else: I'll be heading to town where there are more qualified wrenchs than I. I'll keep you apraised.
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Correction: I'll keep you appraised.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #20
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early appraisal:
My local wrench was able to worm his way up to the lift pump without removing the starter. He said each bolt took about 1/4 turn. He was aware of the issue that could be created if tightening was extreme. He cleaned the fuel off the starter and other areas, then activated the lift pump and saw no drips. Final approval will be checking tomorrow. His nickname is "Spiderman".
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