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Well, drove the truck yesterday, and was smelling diesel fuel inside the cab, coming through the a/c. After some research on this forum, I found the leak at the FPR. D*"mit!!

These 6.0L are money pits. One could spend $10k right now to fix all known problems on these trucks.

I gotta get a kit to rebuild the turbo, as it is sticking, I believe, and probably going to pick up a kit from Sinister and take care of a bunch of stuff over the Christmas holidays, when I got time to tear it down.

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Can anyone tell me if this leak will get gradually worse? Reason for asking is, parts wont be here for a few days, and I wont be able to get to it till the weekend, and I need to drive the truck this week, at least a couple of days.

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**** sorry I see you found your problem.

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What is the FPR, I am getting a smell also but mine smells like exhaust. Is that what you mean?
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If you smell exhaust, that's a different issue. You need to check your exhaust components for a leak.

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Ok thanks, I hope it is not the y pipe
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Most likely manifolds if you smell it after a cold start. Mine did it from new. They put in gaskets under warranty and it still does it some. I can live with it though as long as it doesn't get worse.

I also had the fuel smell and fixed it by doing the "blue spring upgrade" kit which includes all of the FPR gaskets as well as the stronger spring.

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Most likely manifolds if you smell it after a cold start. Mine did it from new. They put in gaskets under warranty and it still does it some. I can live with it though as long as it doesn't get worse.

I also had the fuel smell and fixed it by doing the "blue spring upgrade" kit which includes all of the FPR gaskets as well as the stronger spring.
Yep, that is what I ordered. I hope it is here by the weekend.

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Had time today, so did the fuel pressure regulator rebuild, with blue spring.... no more fuel smell. Yippie!!

Have parts ordered to rebuild the turbo... will tackle that over the holidays.

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Using the blue spring will also help prevent injector problems by increasing the fuel pressure. I actually noticed a difference in the way she runs.

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