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Why do I smell like diesel?

Why do I smell like diesel?

The Diesel engine, even at idle, has a ratio of fuel / air much-much lower than a typical gasoline engine. Therefore there’s more than enough Os for the Cs (oxygen for the carbon) so no monoxide will ever be produced. There could be other harmful gases in the exhaust or at least it’s annoying to smell.

What happens if you smell diesel?

Acute effects of diesel exhaust exposure include irritation of the nose and eyes, lung function changes, respiratory changes, headache, fatigue and nausea. Chronic exposures are associated with cough, sputum production and lung function decrements.

Is the smell of diesel harmful?

Short-term exposure to diesel fumes, such as when you fuel your truck or clean up a small spill, can temporarily irritate your eyes, skin or respiratory tract and/or cause dizziness, headache or nausea. The 40 different toxic compounds found in diesel exhaust can cause immediate and serious health concerns.

When is standing still, I Smell diesel exhaust?

When car is standing still, I smell Diesel exhaust. Why? In my 2003 Opel Vectra, the cabin air smells of Diesel exhaust while stopped at e.g. a red light. The exhaust smell goes away when driving, and it also doesn’t come back if I turn the ventilation off before stopping at a light.

Why does my diesel engine smell like oil?

Engine oil burning has a very different smell to the parraffin sort of smell a diesel exhaust has. I suspect its not exhaust fumes, and they are looking in the wrong area for the problem. A split PCV breather hose or oil leak onto a hot exhaust part.

When to shut down a diesel engine with smoke?

No matter the color of the smoke it is not something you should ignore. A properly working and maintained diesel engine should produce no visible smoke. Make sure to shut down the engine immediately if you encounter excessive smoke as further heat or load could severely damage the engine further.

What does white smoke from a diesel engine mean?

White Smoke: White smoke coming from the exhaust usually points to one point of failure: the injectors. Usually, white smoke indicates that the diesel fuel is not burning correctly. Unburned diesel fuel will make its way through the exhaust completely unused. Be careful of white smoke as it will irritate your eyes and skin.

Why does my diesel engine smell so bad?

Lately the smell has gotten bad, like a gasser running rich. Maybe different fuel (blended) but diesel exhaust does smell like well, diesel exhaust and with the windows down, you’ll smell it more.

What makes the exhaust smell so bad at idle?

Lately the smell has gotten bad, like a gasser running rich. Do a search here and you’ll find a lot of info. Take it to the dealer. Most often it’s a Y-pipe leak or a manafold leak. Mine is doing the same thing and getting worse. Initially there was no smell at all, now it’s very strong.

When does the exhaust smell start to get better?

My new 2006 has exhaust smell in the cab about 30 sec after startup with the windows closed. Seems to get better after it warms up. I guess its off to the dealer! as long as the diesel smell is out the back of your exaust and not the front YES it is a good smell BUT when you are overcome by it in the cab it is not!!!!!!!

What kind of exhaust smell does a truck have?

An exhaust leak will generally give you the smell even if the truck is pointed in a slight breeze. Hey, I have an ’04 and the exhaust smell is getting terrible in my cab.

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Ruth Doyle