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Old 01-22-2015, 12:59 PM   #1
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Diesel smell inside the coach .

So i just bought my new / used VOUGE coach in Florida and on the trip back to Texas it developed this smell , very strong at times , i cut the generator off to see if that would help .....im thinking its fuel but have not had time to look for it yet . Any ideas ?
Also i have no idea what chassis it has Freight liner ?
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:44 PM   #2
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have you checked for puddle when stopped? rotted,leaking fuel line,loose fitting or perhaps filler tube loose or rotten, does it occur after filling?
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:10 PM   #3
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no have not been able to do any checking yet not till this Saturday . is there a flexible line that goes to the generator ?

i did put some fuel in it twice during the return trip .
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Is the smell of diesel only when you are driving or does it smell all the time. Had the rig been sitting a long time, there is a potential of mice eating hoses.

Do you have an aquahot type system, I've read/heard that the fuel line that feeds it can some times leak.

The line feeding the engine could also have problems.
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Smelling diesel fuel or diesel exhaust?
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:27 PM   #6
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its when im driving , I shut the generator off incase was an exhaust or oil leak and that did not help so at the moment im thinking fuel smell .

Hopefully Saturday ill start looking around for the cause .
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Be very careful. There have been some serious fires resulting from diesel leaking from fuel lines and getting on hot parts like exhaust etc.
This happened to a guy I know and he was driving along the road and it wasn't till he slowed right down that it flaired right up. They had just enough time to get out the door.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:27 PM   #8
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A slideout genset has a long flexible line, bolted in genset has a short one. The fuel tank may have a flexible hose between filler cap and tank. There are 2 flexible fuel lines between the engine and frame. And of course there are steel fuel lines between those flexible lines continuing to the injectors, all with threaded connections which can loosen or gasket leak. If your fuel cap is not tightened it can leak.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:01 AM   #9
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Found the leak

The Furnace runs on diesel , one of the lines was leaking and the other was lose . Just tightened the clamps and ill keep a watch on it . Now just need to get the smell out .
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thanks for reporting back what you found
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Spring clamps work much better than worm-gear clamps for pressurized lines, especially for fuel. They do not loosen from vibration or heat cycling.
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