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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a DS3510 and I'm noticing a strong diesel smell

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I have a DS3510 and I'm noticing a strong diesel smell coming from the exhaust.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Not normal! Is the engine missfiring? With engine idling, loosen one high pressure fuel line at a time , to see if one cylinder is misfiring. Do each cylinder, same as shorting out a spark plug on gas engine. Sounds like you may have a cylinder misfiring , from bad injector nozzle or other cylinder problem. If you can isolate the cylinder, then you can check the injector nozzle , by swapping with a known good one. and you can check the valves on the misfiring cylinder.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not really rattling along like any diesel does. I have good power as well. Starts right up.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Raw fuel from exhaust always seems to be misfiring cylinder. Do you seem to be getting more exhaust smoke? I would run cylinder test, just to know all cylinders have equal load.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, will give that a shot.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.