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Old 01-21-2013, 12:42 PM
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Raw fuel smell

I have a 2000 F350 with 50,000 miles. I was noticing a string odor of raw fuel around the engine comartment and there was a puddle in the valley. I replaced the fuel/water valve because it was leaking and replaced the o-rings on all the fuel lines going into the fuel bowl. After that I still had a strong odor of fuel and fuel in the valley. I replaced the two fuel lines going to the heads i case one had a hole from the clamps. Cleaned the valley out real good and no fuel in it. I still have a strong odor of fuel but no puddle in the valley. Any suggestions? I smell it when i'm driving and when it's just sitting there so I don't think it's that up pipes leaking. Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:56 PM
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Did you clean it off before you drove it around? Could be burning off whats left if there is no new puddle there. I have also had a bad filter cap that would mist the engine compartment before, might check that too with the engine running.
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I did clean the engine off. I used engine degreaser and rinsed the valley out for about 5 minutes to make sure all chemicals were out. I went and looked and it almost looks like the back of the valley is a little wet but no puddle. I'm gonna spray that off with brake cleaner and drive it to see what happens. If it's wet back there again I don't know what to do. I know the fuel back there is tight and so is the fitting going into the head. I'll check the fuel filter housing cap next time it's running. Thanks.
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