Exhaust fumes in cab - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Exhaust fumes in cab

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-11-2009, 12:11 AM
CruiserClass CruiserClass is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 463
CruiserClass is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Exhaust fumes in cab

Today I noticed I'm getting some exhaust smell in the cab while I'm sitting still. Tomorrow I'm going to make sure all the exhaust clamps are tight in the engine compartment and see if there's any obvious leaks.

Anything else in particular I should be looking for?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-11-2009, 12:17 AM
pbr man pbr man is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 796
pbr man is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
It is probably the up pipes to the turbo. The factory pipes tend to leak. The best solution is the new bellowed pipes.

Mine gets some exhaust in the cab when it is cold. I have the bellowed up pipes from Riff Raff Diesel Performance setting on the shelf waiting to "drop in".
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-11-2009, 12:17 AM
mueckster's Avatar
mueckster mueckster is offline
aka Redneck Wrencher
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Damon (South East Texas)
Posts: 8,074
mueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputation
Look for soot at the uppipe joints of the Y collector at the back of the turbo. The donut gaskets are notorious for leaking there. I used to smell exhaust upon start up when mine were leaking.
EDIT: Like said ^^^ IH bellowed uppipes are the best solution to this problem.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-11-2009, 12:18 AM
pbr man pbr man is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 796
pbr man is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Some how it double posted.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-11-2009, 06:38 PM
CruiserClass CruiserClass is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 463
CruiserClass is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Wow. Those bellowed pipes appear to be rather pricey. I'll probably have this truck for most of eternity, but I drive it about 5k miles a year or less. I might go with the factory set up for the time being.

Didn't those bellowed pipes used to sell for $300 or so fairly recently? Ouch.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-11-2009, 07:51 PM
crazymut's Avatar
crazymut crazymut is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Davis, Ca.
Posts: 1,059
crazymut is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.crazymut is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Most likely you will still need new up pipes and the doughnut seals. Might as well go with the bellowed pipes. Usualy the stock pipes, if leaking, are shot when you take them apart.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-11-2009, 09:41 PM
mueckster's Avatar
mueckster mueckster is offline
aka Redneck Wrencher
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Damon (South East Texas)
Posts: 8,074
mueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputationmueckster has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by CruiserClass View Post
Wow. Those bellowed pipes appear to be rather pricey. I'll probably have this truck for most of eternity, but I drive it about 5k miles a year or less. I might go with the factory set up for the time being.

Didn't those bellowed pipes used to sell for $300 or so fairly recently? Ouch.
I put the factory stuff back on the first time I did this. New donuts pipes, flanges, bolts, and all. I even put a new Y collector on too due to a broken bolt I couldn't get out. 1 1/2 yrs later I was putting on the bellowed uppipes when I was installing my 38R. The factory pipes were already eroded at the donuts and leaking. I won't have to worry about that anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-24-2009, 04:32 PM
CruiserClass CruiserClass is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 463
CruiserClass is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Finally got around to looking at it today and I got off cheap. Looks like it was just the clamps had stretched and were leaking at the Y tube that goes to the turbo cooler. Tightened them up and cleaned up the soot, then drove around a bit and it seemed to fix the proble. I'll see if the soot comes back, but way better than having to mess with the up pipes.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exhaust Leak DmanNC Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 4 03-01-2014 08:18 PM
Aftermarket Exhaust System nolanb 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 22 12-02-2012 10:18 PM
Exhaust or diesel smell in cab. Jarhead97 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 8 10-11-2012 08:30 AM
2002 F250 Custom Exhaust Patton531 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 3 07-22-2011 04:23 PM
exhaust fumes in cab bramakril 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 6 02-17-2009 09:09 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
2003, 2004, 60, 73, cab, diamond, diesel, exhaust, eye, f250, ford, fumes, powerstroke, smell, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 PM.