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Old 22-08-2015, 17:30   #1
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Question Diesel smell

Hi all has any one an idea how to get rid of the diesel smell from all my clothing
And food
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Old 22-08-2015, 17:43   #2
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Hi all has any one an idea how to get rid of the diesel smell from all my clothing
And food
First find any leaking diesel and fix it.

Second, Check your boat foam, as boat foam loves to soak up odur D' Diesel. You might need new foam.

Third, Buy new clothing or just enjoy that new diesel smell. After awhile you get use to it, or so I hear.
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Old 22-08-2015, 18:13   #3
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Re: Diesel smell

Diesel boats don't need to smell. Sailorchic34 is right. Fix any fuel leak, clean the engine and surrounding area with dish soap. You can take light diesel smell out of your clothes.
My washer & dryer are in the engine room with 4 diesels and my clothes don't smell like diesel.
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Old 22-08-2015, 18:26   #4
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Re: Diesel smell

I have replaced all hoses and have a new engine yet it seems the smell of diesel is in anything material or food packaging the food itself is fine I am just wondering if their is any thing that will absorbe the smell . The Oder may be in the wood or in areas I can't see or get to from the old engine and hoses . Does this make sense ???
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Old 22-08-2015, 18:48   #5
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Re: Diesel smell

Take all the old foam cushions and put then outside in the morning and leave the hatches open. In the afternoon, if the odur is no longer inside the boat then the smell has permeated the foam in the cushions. Oddly happens all the time.

I know of no way to remove that small from the foam.
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Old 22-08-2015, 19:52   #6
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Re: Diesel smell

Clothing wash food eat. Do NOT wash the food!

Decent enzyme / detergent will take out oil smell.

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Re: Diesel smell

1. Take all the foam cushions off the boat, and open some ports and a hatch.

2. Make sure there are no fuel leaks anywhere, between the tank (which could leak, itself) and the injectors.

3. Make sure the engine is totally clean, too; use degreaser and rinse. Dry it with rags to get any remaining grease off.

4. Clean the bilges, to dinner plate cleanness. (May take hot water and t.s.p., and then rinse.)

5. Any timber that has black, oily stain, use degreaser and rinse thoroughly. Dry with clean rags or paper towels.

6. Leave the cushions and the boat airing, and go visiting or for a cup of coffee.

7. On your return, below decks should smell fine, if you found all the leaks. If not, you missed something, and need to repeat step 2 and possibly 3, and probably not 4 & 5 if you did a good job.

8. The rest you do at home. Next, try smelling your cushions. If you can still smell diesel, the covers may be savable, by careful, thorough washing, but don't use real hot water, due to the possibility of shrinkage, if they're soft fabric not plastic. You can try washing the foam in the bathtub, with dishwashing detergent. You'll be surprised how dirty they are. Rinse till the water is clear and non-oily. Then you have to air dry them, vertically arranged, if possible, so the water drains out, and this will take a while...like a couple or 3 days of good drying weather. After the cushions are dry, smell them. If they're okay, you've just saved a bunch of money. The cushion covers, smell them, too. If they're okay, too, you just hit a home run! If not, it'll be time for new foam and possibly new covers, as well.

Good luck with it.

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Re: Diesel smell

ann and benny are smart. do what they said to do--air out boat, wash boat thoroughly, find leaks, let the innards of boat set out in air while you find leaks
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Re: Diesel smell

One thing that never was mentioned and that is to ventilate an engine room to the outside. Consider a blower or pancake fan to evacuate the engine room to the outside.
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Re: Diesel smell

No one has asked.....is this a diesel fuel smell or is it a diesel exhaust smell?


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Also, be sure to vent cabin with constant flow fan when boat is unused. Most odors accumulate when boat is closed up without ventilation.

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Re: Diesel smell

I remember being on drill rigs. We used to toast sandwiches, warm soup and make coffee on the exhaust pipe running diesel. If you couldn't float a pocket knife on the coffee, it was too weak. 😄


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