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Strong Diesel Smell inside HJ Turbo Diesel Landcruiser

Have a weird problem that has us stumped. After the car has been closed up overnight, when you open the door in the morning the strong diesel smell could knock you over before starting up the engine. Don't seem to notice when the car is running with the windows up. Cannot see or feel any dampness and have not spilt any diesel within the car. Seems to be getting worse, and is not an exhaust smell but straight diesel. My daughter had a damp patch on her jeans after kneeling on the floor of the rear behind the drivers seat, but the carpet did not appear damp and after lifting the carpet all the padding was dry and did not smell. It's a mystery that's driving us crazy. No drips or leaks under the car. Please help.

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Since you didnt notice any change in the performance of your engine, ill presume there's nothing wrong with your fuel injectors.
look for moisture around your gas tank cap, the hose and clamps going down the tank, around the fuel gauge sending unit of your tank. have your fuel line checked from the tank to your fuel injection pump, give particular importance around the connections of your fuel filter, fuel pump, and the return hose from your fuel injection going back to your tank.
Diesel do emit strong hazardous odors that may stick on carpets inside your car.

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