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Best way to find an exhaust leak?
I have an 05 6.0 and it's practically deadly to sit in while idling. The exhaust odor is overpowering to the point that my wife won't even ride in the truck and every person that's sat in it comments about it. I'm sick of it too.
I had the exhaust manifold gaskets replaced last month and it helped a little.
Now, I'm thinking there is a leak someplace else. I asked my mechanic about smoke testing it and he doesn't have the equipment to do it (is it even common?).
Other than feeling around, is there a GOOD way to find a leak? I don't want to be throwing $$ at it chasing a ghost.
Also worth mentioning, the smell of exhaust is brutal outside my truck (in the vicinity) I was parked to an 03 6.0 over the weekend and I couldn't even tell it was a diesel. Is there some engine problem that makes exhaust prominent?
2005 F250 Lariat Crew Cab