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Old 01-03-2011, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exhaust Smell Inside Van

I've got a 2003 E350 7.3 Van with 110k miles. The interior of the van smells like diesel exhaust. I just had the entire van torn apart and there are no holes.

My guess is that there is a leak up in the engine bay and it is making it's way through the vents. When I initially bought the van I had it checkout locally and the mechanic told me that the Turbo hoses should be replaced.

Anybody got any ideas?
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It may be the downpipe clamp.

This is where the first exhaust pipe clamps to the turbo.

Take the engine cover o9ff the van and inspect everything.

It only takes a pin-hole to make a problem.

if the clamp is loose all you will need to do is tighten it up.

And go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a carbon Monoxide Detector

and velcro it to the inside of your van in the middle area. I have one in my van and it works great.

Mine never goes off because I don't have any leaks, but it works great and could save your life. You can pass-out while driving even with the windows down. Nothing to mess with..
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And go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a carbon Monoxide Detector

and velcro it to the inside of your van in the middle area. I have one in my van and it works great.

Mine never goes off because I don't have any leaks, but it works great and could save your life. You can pass-out while driving even with the windows down. Nothing to mess with..
Yup first thing i did.

i'll check the downpipe and take it apart once it warms up it has been pretty cold here

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