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post #1 of 18 Old 06-27-2012, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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My 95 f350 has a real strong smell of a mix of diesel and like burning rubber. The exhaust clamp has rotted away completely where it connects the straight pipe tube to the rest of the exhaust, so my exhaust is basically in two pieces lol. I figured the cause of the smell was a tiny leak in the fuel bowl that i fixed a while ago but the smell hasn't gone away. So now the only other thing I can think of is the detatched exhaust, but that basically means the pipe is only a few feet shorter and eventually it all comes out at the end of a pipe right? So anyway, I don't exactly understand why that would be the cause of the smell, but it's the only other thing I can think of. I was reading a post on powerstrokenation about some guy who had a cracked injector sleeve or something like that that caused his truck to smell really bad, so if anyone knows of anything else it could be please let me know. Thanks in advance,

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[QUOTE=Mzarlenga;3135599]My 95 f350 has a real strong smell of a mix of diesel and like burning rubber.


I think that's normal isn't it? now to get serious does it smoke? If it smokes blue all the time it would have a strong unburnt fuel smell. How long have you had the truck? Has the smell just appeared suddenly? We need some more info...

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Try spinning a turbo with compressed air and hit it with diesel clean as you inhale at the turbo outlet, I call it a turbo bong.........that's some good stuff, makes you come up with all kinds of crazy ideas.


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Well it really doesn't smoke at all, runs real good with 305k on it, but the smell is just so strong. Like it Makes my house smell like diesel even when all the windows are closed. I'm 16 and will be getting my license in about two weeks, and I've had the truck for about a month now and it had the problem from the beginning. I haven't registered it yet so i've really only took it on the road once, so I can't really tell you what it's like on the road or anything.
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Well... not to sound like a jerk but diesels do stink. Have you been around many?

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Yea a few I mean obviously diesels stink but i think i can safely say this thing has a stronger smell than any other diesel powered vehicle that I've ever seen that's why it's bothering me
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The new diesels smell better then 7.3s there is a reason y there not in new trucks they pollute like no other. My uncle has a duramax and the exhaust smells alot better kind sweet Smelling. And I noticed alot of the new diesels smell the same because of all the regulations and emotions .

If your truck is smokeing a lot then look into it. But a light haze is fine. Mine haze a light haze a idle also



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The smell is pretty strong on these 7.3s. Welcome to the obs


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Uhhhm, maybe fix the exhaust?......

Just sayin'.....
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Put your face next to the exhaust and see if it burns your eyes, then come tell us if it does or not!


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^Ya, if your eyes aren't watering I wouldn't worry about it.
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