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Exhaust odor

I have been noticing a strong odor of diesel fuel from the exhaust lately, while idiling. It doesn't blow smoke- black or white. Seems to be running fine, but I notice it alot sitting at stop signs (with the windows open obviously).

Could it be that I am simply downwind? Or is this something I should take note of.

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I dont seem to notice(or I dont care ) but my wife is forever complaining about the smell when I sit at a stop sign with the windows down.
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Possible you have leaky up-pipes? Crawl underneath the truck and look to see where the pipes coming off the exhaust manifolds go to the turbine side of the turbo. If its full of soot or black then they might be leaking.

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stYeah i notice it sometimes, and sometimes i dont, its probly just the wind. You could look and all the body seals, seams and every where around the cab, but i dont thuink you will find anything.

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Sounds pretty normal. With the right breeze the smell from mine is pretty strong. The wife does not think much of it, but I think it is an awesome cologne

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is it a burned diesel smell, or does it smell like it has raw fuel in it?

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Smells like burned fuel.

Once my back starts feeling better, I'll slide under and take a look at the pipes, and look for soot as suggested.

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Being that its a fairly new truck its probobly not it, but worth a look.

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I'm having the same problems. My windows are up and it gets bad but only on some days. Other days it's fine. I notice it bad when my climate controls are on anything besides max a/c hot or cold. I've heard it could be a plug in the firewall that is defective or other things.
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I'm having the same problems. My windows are up and it gets bad but only on some days. Other days it's fine. I notice it bad when my climate controls are on anything besides max a/c hot or cold. I've heard it could be a plug in the firewall that is defective or other things.
there is a tsb out for this. I believe it is egr related? As for the OP, that sounds normal I notice the same thing and enjoy it

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