After driving my 300D for about 200 miles yesterday I opened the hood to check the oil and smelled raw diesel fuel. I inspected the engine and found two of the injector return hoses leaking. This looks like a job I can do myself, but I can't get OEM parts until Monday at the earliest. In the mean time, if I continue to drive the car, is there a potential fire hazard from the diesel on the engine?
If this were a gas engine it would obviously be dangerous, but from what I understand diesel does not ignite as easily. Can I keep driving this car until I fix it, or do I need to drive something else?
Thanks in advance for any input.
1976 300D (W115) - 330K and still going (sort of)
1991 300D 2.5 Turbo - Sold at 221K
1983 280SEL - Sold at 206K
1981 300SD - Sold at 232K