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I can smell Diesel Fuel

I've not looked under the hood yet, as it's been so stinking cold, but I'm pretty dang sure I can smell diesel fuel from the engine area? Is that normal or might I have a leak somewhere?

Also, if that's not normal and I do have a leak, what are the most likely places to start looking? Fuel Filter I'm guessing, but since I've only had the truck for 2 weeks, and it's my first diesel, I'm pretty clueless, so any tips are welcomed and appreciated.

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when did the smell start?

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Its probably coming from the back of the fuel filter. The o-rings on the fuel filter drain pet**** could be your problem.I had the same problem on my 99 .$3.00 fixed my problem. Search the other posts under fuel leak.There have been several posts with this problem. Hope this leads you in the right direction.
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crashfirefighter has both the best answer and the best price. Heck, I paid $5 for those rings....but they fixed that smell pronto.

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when did the smell start?
Not sure, I think it's always been that way. I just never noticed it -- but I've only owned it for about 2 weeks so...
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Its probably coming from the back of the fuel filter. The o-rings on the fuel filter drain pet**** could be your problem.I had the same problem on my 99 .$3.00 fixed my problem. Search the other posts under fuel leak.There have been several posts with this problem. Hope this leads you in the right direction.
Thank you, I'll take a look as soon as I can and see if that's the issue. I'll also do a search for fuel leaks in the forums.
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crashfirefighter has both the best answer and the best price. Heck, I paid $5 for those rings....but they fixed that smell pronto.
Very good to know.

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My best guess was listed. GOTTA POP THAT HOOD!!! Leaving that old O Ring on filter change is common mistake when changing that fuel filter. Two may be found!! Gotta Lookie First....................

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ha ha, so what you are saying is that I NEED to get cold. All this postulation won't do me much good until I get a little cold, and dirty mmm, I do enjoy a little dirty

Thanks for the link, as that really helps. I'll have a look on Monday as it's supposed to get up to 35 degree's which is ... doable

Thanks again for the help. I did the search for fuel leak as well, and it seems that this is pretty common. At least now I know where to start looking.

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Greetings.........

I hated to dig up an old thread, but I replaced the 2 o rings on my separator valve yesterday and am now leaking some fuel thru the drain tube. I even noticed when I start the Ex, that fuel will "blast" out of the drain tube.

Before I relaced the o rings the valve was loose when moving it from closed to open. Now, it is stiff and has a definite click when I close it.....is this normal? Could I have the 4 t-20 torx screws tightened too tight? I didn't think I tightened them that tight.

Any suggestions???

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