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Old 06-07-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Diesel odor in storage bays

Just purchased a 1999 Beaver Patriot 425 Thunder. Upon opening any of the carpeted storage bays, there is a mild smell of diesel. A very close inspection has found no diesel leaks anywhere nor any stains on the carpet.

Question: is it normal to smell diesel fumes in the bays?

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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The answer is no.

I had the same thing, found it to be a Diesel hose going to the aquahot that was dripping just a bit at the aquahot and making all the bays underneath smell.

Do you have an aquahot?

You might check it out.

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Old 06-14-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
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Only other explanation than a leak is somebody spilled some in the carpet. I'd keep checking up close & personal for the leak cuz I can't think why I'd carry diesel in the basement when I have all my needs met from the tank. Even if I was pre-filling a filter w/some, I'd pour the rest in the tank.
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If you smell fuel, it is leaking from somewhere.
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