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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 10:01 PM
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Last winter I had the same issue. I would remote start my 6 and after it ran for a few minutes I would get in and smell fuel. It wasn't extremely strong, but it was very evident. Turns out my spark plugs weren't torqued down tight enough, and I was getting some blowback...not good. I found this out when I blew 2 plugs out of the cylinders and stripped the threads. When they were helicoiled and reinstalled late last winter, I haven't had the same issue since.

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