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Diesel smell in the cab

Any ideas? we drove the truck home after buying it and the cab smells like diesel fuel.
I am new at the diesel truck.
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Not being rude, just blunt because I hear it a lot. Yes, it's a diesel, but big deal. If you smell gas in a gas engine what do you think? Fuel leak probably. Well same thing. Probably a fuel leak. Like I said, not being rude at all.
Best thing to do is clean the motor up really good with simple green or something, then see where leaks start first. The reason you smelled it is cause the outside air intake is between the hood and windshield.



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Thanks, I know its a diesel, I own a 2011 F350, this 1995 for my 16 year old son,


I have heard of people putting some kind of oil in there fuel, is that good to do? and what kind?

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Well you said you were new to diesels. I just said it cause it's not really that different from a gas engine.

Some will put 2stroke oil in the fuel. Some put DieselKleen, some use nothing.
If you put ATF or 2stroke oil, don't put a whole lot in it.



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ratio of 2 stroke oil to fuel is about 1 oz per gallon. check the fuel pump. it will have three lines going to it and they become brittle and leak. It is in the center of the valley. also the fuel bowl is known to leak through the o rings

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ratio of 2 stroke oil to fuel is about 1 oz per gallon. check the fuel pump. it will have three lines going to it and they become brittle and leak. It is in the center of the valley. also the fuel bowl is known to leak through the o rings
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if the oil pump is leaking is there a cheaper fix vs 400 dollar new one?
Ism it hard to replace the old fuel lines if they are leaking in the valley?
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also where is the fuel bowl? is that were the fuel filter is? we bought a new filter today and we are putting it on sunday.
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a used one. but are you sure it's the pump and not something else.

fuel lines are straight forward. pull the fuel bowl replace the lines re install. there should be a line from the tanks to the pump (1), one from the pump to the bow/filter (2), one from the bowl back to the pump on the way to the heads (3), and one from the pressure regulator to the return (4) the first three are 3/8 the last is 5/16

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yes fuel bowl contains the fuel filter

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