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I like them all.

Some are better than others, but diesel fuel smells better than gasoline.

As for the exhaust, I'll take a diesel any day.
I don't like the smell of diesel and I HATE the smell of diesel exhaust, it makes me sick.

I LOVE DIESEL POWERED VEHICLES THOUGH!
 
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:40 PM
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It's strange how diesel exhaust can smell different from different types of engines. From a PSD to an IDI. IDI to a Cummins. Cat to Cummins. Even different engine families in the same company can be unique.

Jason

I've noticed that too.

My '94 Turbo and my buddy's '01 PowerStroke have a hint of "burning paper towel" smell, it's wierd.
My 6.9L doesn't have that at all.
And my Cummins doesn't smell like any of them.
 
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:46 PM
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I always thought the duramax smelled like rotten eggs.
The best smell is a pulling tractor must be somthing with the water alcohol injection.
 
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:57 PM
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I always thought the duramax smelled like rotten eggs.
The best smell is a pulling tractor must be somthing with the water alcohol injection.
I'd have to agree, that exhaust doesn't bother me too much. As you stated it must be the water/methanol injection.
 
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:18 PM
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Funny how a post on sounds turned, into smells.

Hey dodge where are your budys starmilt and joe350?

I may not post alot but I have been veiwing your guys's post for the entertainment lately.
 
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Got my 6.9 on dual exhaust with some cherry bombs on it. Sounds great at idle but get on it or rev it up and sounds much like a gasser.

And on the smell thing my 06 Jetta exhaust smells nothing like a diesel should...especially since ULSD came out. At least the old 6.9 smells right. And if you dont like the smell throw in some fryer oil. Makes a cooking smell but seems like it smells sweeter compared to the kitchen at the bar.
 
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That would just make me hungry, and a little thirsty!
 
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Originally Posted by Dodge/Cummins View Post
I've noticed that too.

My '94 Turbo and my buddy's '01 PowerStroke have a hint of "burning paper towel" smell, it's wierd.
My 6.9L doesn't have that at all.
And my Cummins doesn't smell like any of them.
I think this is normal.Youve been pouring motor oil in the tank on the 94.
The 6.9 smells mormal.
The dodge just plain stinks you dont even have to start it.
 
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:12 PM
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What did you all just say, gotta speak up so I can hear you over the crickets.

I think they are Detroit crickets from that 8V92 twin turbo which did know how to talk back in the day.

The reason Detroits sound good is because they were always wide open at the top of the RPM band if they were moving.
In a truck, slam your finger in the door when you get so you are mad enough to drive it.
Run the engine like you are trying to blow it up.

Otherwise they fall on their face.


The Dodge just plain.....LMAO
 
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I think this is normal.Youve been pouring motor oil in the tank on the 94.
The 6.9 smells mormal.
The dodge just plain stinks you dont even have to start it.
Yeah, it's all those Fords it's been eatin', it has a hard time digesting them.
I keep it chained up with an old frieghter's anchor chain so it'll leave my Blue Ovals alone.
 
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:08 AM
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That will work 3 or 4 links and you don't even have to tie the other end to keep her from untracking. preciate ya for keeping it away from them fords they will be classics one of these days.
 
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Dodge/Cummins View Post
Yeah, it's all those Fords it's been eatin', it has a hard time digesting them.
I keep it chained up with an old frieghter's anchor chain so it'll leave my Blue Ovals alone.
Hey Dodge,
Don't mind Dave. I imagine those Cummins probably do stink when they are always out in front of him

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Other than the Detroits, my favorite sound is The Silver Bullet pulling tractor, a 3208 CAT w/ 3 turbos on Alcohol. It'll make the hair on the back of your neck stand up!
The DT466's on Alcohol sound good too! Not true diesels, but they started out that way lol
 
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Loves me a CAT! The 32 series with a turned up pump has a heck of a lope at idle that reminds me of a bulldog waiting at the end of a tight lead waiting to be turned loose to a bayed up hog!
In smaller truck motors, the older dodge cummins (at least the older ones) have the most big truck motor sound to them.
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