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Fuel Smell in Cab
I am new to powerstrokes and diesels, but not mechanical things.
2001 Excursion 7.3 stock. 180K miles. It appears to have lived an easy well cared for life.
I just got this truck and so far I have replaced the front shocks and (carefully) pressure washed the engine bay (engine cool).
I have just filled the tank with fuel for the first time.
I have noticed that the cab smells like unburnt diesel, I have read somewhere here that this is indicitive of cracked up-pipes, which I take are the exhaust to turbo pipes. Is that right? And the best repair is the international pipes.
I haven't had the truck long enough to know what "normal" power or fuel consumtion is...but the lieometer says about 17mpg mixed city, and I seem to get in 19-21 on straight streches of higway, which seems to fall into line with what I have read (short streaches only, I haven't driven this truck much).
There was an oilly film through most of the engine compartment. The worst spot was the lower passenger site intercooler boot area. I cleaned the engine to determine the source(s) of the leak.
Is there anything else that I can trouble shoot that would confirm this, or is there any other cause?
Thanks for helping out a noobie!