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Fuel Smell - Leaking injector??

I have a 2005 6.0 and am having a problem with a strong fuel smell in the cab of the truck when at an idle. I can also smell it in the garage when I come home at the end of the day. However, no signs of leak on floor, or under chassis and the truck runs like the day I drove it home from the dealer. I stumbled upon a guy at Sears that said it was a leaking injector, but wasn't a big deal. Is this true? Should I worry about my truck catching fire? The problem used to be intermittent, but now its pretty much 24/7. Any help would be appreciated. I have found I need to direct the service guys at the dealer. They've looked for a problem in the past, but gave up quickly saying they can't find anything.

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It was the fuel filter o-ring in the engine compartment. Replaced fuel filter and o-ring and leak is gone. Amazing how much fuel can leak from a bad o-ring!

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Yea the O-ring is supposed to be replaced everytime the top is taken off, maybe someone took it off and didn't replace or luricate it and tore it up.
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wow I have the same prob but cant seem to find any sign of a leak. So was it the was it just a fuel filter cap o-ring?


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Ive heard of people (including me) getting the smell at idle from the blue sleeves on the boost tube leaking. Aparently at idle when it idles up it builds more pressure than normal and some can blow by. I dunno. Thought maybe it could help.

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I have the same problem, new seal, still problem

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I going to try and replace some o-rings this weekend and see if that works. I'm gettin sick and tired of the fuel smell at idle. The girlly friend doesnt like it much either


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I seem to be having the same problem seems to be leaking around the plate where the lines screw in anyone else ever see or hear of this??
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