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Old 02-27-2008, 06:24 AM
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Question Tell me about diesel exhaust fumes

I've been searching for a year or so for a good used PSD. Finally found one that fits us and fits the budget. Took SWMBO out for an hour test drive. She likes it, she really likes it!!

Went to pick it up last night and sign the paperwork. The dealer had it running for 20 minutes or so while we exchanged cash for keys. When we drove away there was a faint (to me) odor of diesel exhaust in the cab. In my mind it's what drifted inside while we were getting in. I'm 99.99% sure there's no exhaust leakage based on the previous hour we spent with no problems.

SWMBO is very sensitive to fumes of any type and is now worried that we may have a major problem. What has been your experience in normal day to day operation? Do diesel fumes get into the cab in your experience? Is there any accepted method of measuring the cab atmosphere?

Your wisdom is being sought!
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no havent had no problems
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SWMBO ??
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No you should not be smelling fumes while driving, but while parked and idling, yes, you will sometimes.
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Unless you can smell exhaust while driving, I'd say that what you experienced was fumes that drifted into the cab of the truck while you were getting in.

If this persists, or you begin to notice the smell even while driving, you should either check, or have someone check, your exhaust system.

You did not specify exactly what year truck, but I do know that the 6.0 engines sometimes have issues with up-pipes, and egr plumbing that allows exhaust to escape under the hood, which is then picked up by the cab ventilation system.
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