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    Ford Diesel Fuel Odor

    I own a 2004 F-250 diesel. Recently have started noticing the smell of fresh diesel fuel. Seems to be worse on cold days. Any idea what might be causing it?

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    Hey Stix -n- stamper,
    Had a similar issue with my 7.3, If you climb up with a flashlight look into the sump area between the valve covers and you may see some fluids if so that may be the area of question, you may have a blown seal, took mine to a local tech. and he had it up and running in no time for around $100.00, and no problems since.
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    Stix-n-Stamper

    Had the same thing a couple of weeks ago on my 2002. My mechanic said it is a valve that the low sulpher diesel eats up. Cost $90 to replace the valve.
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    As Mike said, look at the rear of the motor on top in the right rear corner for a dripping leak. off the inside of the canister. I have had a switch leak and check the silocone hoses there too. Not a fun job but mine were on E-350s, Vans are a lot harder than trucks
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    Fuel leak

    It is probaly a bad o ring on the pump. It is on the front top of the engine over the water pump in the galley between the heads. It an easy fix, jist a pain to get toan take everthing off to get to it.

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    Check your fuel filter gasket. Cant put the old one back in so have a new filter/gasket ready. Check to be sure the drain is fully closed and not leaking as well.

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    Not sure if this will help but you can have a look at this site:

    http://www.forddoctorsdts.com/photographs/

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    thanks for all the info. will check it out. notice the odor is only present on very cold days.

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