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Old 02-14-2004, 07:44 PM
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diesel fuel odor

I have a 1993 300 SD. I go somewhere and return to my garage and park it go in the house then return to the garage a couple
of minutes later there is an odor of raw diesel fuel. After approx.
1/2 hr. to 45 min. the odor is totally gone. I have looked & felt of
all the lines ,connections, & crawled underneath but cannot find any leaks. I changed the filter also. Also I have looked while the car is idling. Does anybody have any ideas??? Thank you for any new ideas
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Old 02-14-2004, 10:04 PM
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I've had an occasional problem in the summer with overfilling. Other than that, I'm thinking of the injector lines, etc. That is normally where I see moist fuel on mine.

Raw diesel odor is not that bad of a deal though Most of us like the smell.

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Old 02-15-2004, 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by diesel don

Raw diesel odor is not that bad of a deal though Most of us like the smell.

Check out the thread on diesel aftershave.

Diesel aftershave!

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