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Old 10-07-2008, 06:54 AM
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Strong Fuel Smell, Help!

Lately I have noticed a fairly strong fuel smell coming from under the hood of my truck after I cut it off. It goes away after a minute or so but I have not noticed this before.

Also, when I am using my heat I can smell the fuel in my cab if I have it pulling air from outside. Does anybody have any idea what this may be?
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:32 AM
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Anybody??????
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:39 AM
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Get a flashlight and look in your valley pan. There are a couple of fuel lines at your fuel bowl and 1 at each head. There is also a water drain on the bottom of the fuel bowl which can leak. It's a little yellow lever.

I just realized you don't have your sig filled out. This was all for the 7.3. I'm not that familiar with the 6.0.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:11 PM
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Get a flashlight and look in your valley pan. There are a couple of fuel lines at your fuel bowl and 1 at each head. There is also a water drain on the bottom of the fuel bowl which can leak. It's a little yellow lever.

I just realized you don't have your sig filled out. This was all for the 7.3. I'm not that familiar with the 6.0.
I have a 2006 6.0
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:17 PM
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As far as I know they have basically the same setup.
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WELL when my truck had to be towed there was some fresh diesel on the flat bed and i was like uh oh so they checked it out and found a nut or bolt or screw or somethin on my fuel pump had vibrated loose

just givin you some ideas your problem sounds like a leak somewhere
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:53 PM
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Thanks for the input guys, I will crawl under the truck to see if I can find something, any other ideas???
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