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Mutual Support

In a stunning show of solidarity with my home's plumbing, my truck has decided to develop a leak someplace...

While I feel I can see the evidence of the leak, I do not have to equipment to test, nor the experience to fix the leak... Low pressure wouldn't really be an issue... I've done that type of work before... The issue seems to be at the injectors... 2 of 6 of them have staining around the injector... The high pressure side of this system runs at just over 2800psi...

So take it to a shop you say...

No kidding... There's a problem with that too...

I've been fueling the truck with home heating oil lately... I don't recall if I mentioned this before... I've been draining a fuel oil tank in the basement of someone's apartment because, their boiler died late last winter, and the landlord replaced it with a gas fired boiler... Naturally, the oil company had just filled the tank, so in the interest of financial sanity, I'm running it in my truck... #2 fuel oil is the same thing as diesel fuel... The difference is, they put a dye in the fuel oil so it can be easily seen that no road tax was paid on that fuel... If you are caught, the fine is pretty hefty, which means I really don't want to take it to a shop, where they will inevitably find out I have fuel oil in there... Would they make an issue of it?... Probably not if I explained the situation, but that's a big chance to take... So now I really need to burn off the rest of that tank, and then fill it with regular diesel before I can take it in... That wouldn't remove all evidence of the fuel oil, but it will minimize it to the point they may not notice...

More plumbing issues... What a joy...