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diesel smell trouble of the cabin

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Topic: diesel smell trouble of the cabin
Posted By: cathyd
Subject: diesel smell trouble of the cabin
Date Posted: 10 Oct 21 at 2:49pm

Hi, We have "diesel smell" trouble of the cabin now. We found the leak of the diesel from the fuel filter and fixed it. But the diesel smell is felt everywhere inside the cabin. How can we say bye from that problem? Please advise.




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Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 11 Oct 21 at 10:48am
Problem with diesel is that it isn't a spirit, so it won't easily evaporate, you are going to have to physically clean it up, using a detergent to hold it in suspension.

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Robert


Posted By: cathyd
Date Posted: 11 Oct 21 at 12:14pm
Thank you very much for your advice Robert. We understood that it’s difficult. We’ll try to do that. We are happy if there is a nice chemical to deodorize that smell. (dream…)


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 11 Oct 21 at 12:58pm
Can you seal the engine from the living area, better door seals? Vent it to the outside, doesn't seem ideal to be able to smell the engine from the living quarters, if you get a faulty exhaust it could allow carbon monoxide in.

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Robert


Posted By: cathyd
Date Posted: 12 Oct 21 at 11:52am
Thank you Robert, The exhaust is no problem. Only leak diesel fuel in the bilge from the fuel pipe was your issue. Already it was resolved. We'll try to clean the smell up.


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 12 Oct 21 at 1:36pm
Pour a couple of gallons of cheap washing up liquid in and water, should emulsify the diesel then pump it out and dispose of the gunk.

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Robert



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