Smells of gas

#1 by peteturbo , Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:47 pm

Ok, in a world of paranoid maniacs, we have decided that the L200 smells of gas when the heater is on.
How mad are we?
What is going on?
Is the exhaust system venting into the heating system and about to kill us from co poisoning.
About to do a two thousand mile journey to and from skiing.
2013 Barbarian, no obvious issues. dealer maintained, 55000 miles, due a service when we get back.
Diesel dipstick level at high, nowhere near the x.
mad or what?
apologies in advance.
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RE: Smells of gas

#2 by ronniecabers , Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:36 am

Is it a deisel smell or an exhaust smell? If diesel look for a leak on the fuel rails, If exhaust , check all joints are tight and not leaking. We have a van at work that smells of exhaust and it turns out its a very minor exhaust leak but is enough to waft into the cab. Bear in mind if you have the heater set on fresh air it will be drawing air in from around the front of thew truck , hence you can smell it with the heater on, try it in recirculation mode , it may not be as bad ( but your windows will steam up quicker lol)


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RE: Smells of gas

#3 by krutly , Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:13 am

mine has a different smell depending on if the just the heater blower is on or if I have the air con and recirc running at the same time
doesn't smell of gas though

I'd be suspicious of the Diesel particulate filter and if it's done it's regen cycles and stuff especially if your oil levels are anywhere above max


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RE: Smells of gas

#4 by peteturbo , Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:07 pm

thanks guys, we got to France and back so we must have been paranoid. or maybe the dog just smells more...


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#5 by Heathen , Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:57 am

Until you have experienced your dog eating it's own shit and then throwing it back up on the rear seat (importantly, whilst on the way to do voluntary service for the national trust), you probably haven't smelt gas that's worth worrying about too much.


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#6 by Tek76 , Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:19 am

Thanks for that, i've just had a mouthwash moment.


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RE: Smells of gas

#7 by peteturbo , Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:46 am

1) Child that eat some bananas and then threw up on my driving seat - at the start of a 12 hour journey from the Alps to UK.
2) Puppy that eats chicken shit had diarrhea in his crate at 02:00hrs in the morning. Covered himself in shit - we smelled it in the bedroom upstairs. Came down, let him out, and he promptly shook himself in the middle of the kitchen and under the kitchen table. it was up the walls, on the chairs, all under the table. it was and is unimaginable.


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#8 by ronniecabers , Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:22 am

Don't think I want to be around either of your dogs lol


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RE: Smells of gas

#9 by paulw , Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:08 pm

NOTHING can be as bad as a few pints of homebrew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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RE: Smells of gas

#10 by Tek76 , Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:44 pm

Quote: ronniecabers wrote in post #8
Don't think I want to be around either of your dogs lol

Also, don't be leaving your door open at a meet...


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