Crossover tube o-ring would leak internally. I would begin by buying correct o-rings and 6 banjo sealing washers and T fitting grommets from Cummins. Pull the return line, seal crossover tubes and be done. Pull the return line before ordering parts to make sure it isn't cracked.
If the stock pump and filter are in the way, throw them away and get a FASS. Now you have no leaks and 2 washers as spares that may never be needed which means no leaks!!!
Order a gasket for the plate that the stock filter mounts to. It will save you from learning about "boost boot".