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Author Topic: Diesel fuel smell in the coach  (Read 3171 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2006, 06:46:21 AM »

What I can not imagine is a bus nut that does not love the smell of diesel! LOL
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Tell that to my WIFE Richard.....lol

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Yep, I figured as much. Wives are like that!
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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2006, 11:21:20 AM »

Why not try "Febreze".  "It doesn't just mask the odors, it actually cleans the air!"

Or so I'm told.

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2006, 11:39:51 AM »

Why not try "Febreze". "It doesn't just mask the odors, it actually cleans the air!"

Or so I'm told.

Jimmy

Huh, I coulda swore I suggested somethin like taht! LOL! BK  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2006, 11:43:07 AM »

What I can not imagine is a bus nut that does not love the smell of diesel! LOL
Richard

Ok problem solved just oak the area with gasoline! It'll clean up the diesel smell and remind her of the smell at the gas station when she's putting gas in the SUV! LOL! (Besides gas fume evaporate quicker! LOL!) BK  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2006, 01:00:06 PM »

Funny Guy's,

Ok, The smell is gone....

This is what worked,      Everything.....  I started out degreesing the compartments, then, flushing them out with deoderizer and water.

Inside, my wife cleaned the entire coach, then she used Febreze on the fabrics, then placed renewzit oder absorbers near the vents.

I also put coffee grounds around the fuel tank itself....Wala...Can't smell it anymore..   Boy, I can go for a cup of coffee!

Thanks for everybody's help.

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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2006, 02:20:58 PM »

Nick:

The skunk would have been easier -- put him in, slam the door shut and hit the air horn.  WaLa ... no diesel smell.
By the way ... was that DeCaf??

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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2006, 02:52:03 PM »

Hey Busted:

I'm glad he took "OUR" advice about the Febreeze!  I'm having a problem with my ADHD tonight.  I can read the posts, but after the first sentence, they just sorta blur out on me...

I'm having the same problem with hearing tonight.  Everytime somebody says something to me, I hear the first few words and then, "Wah, wah..wah...wah", you know, like that teacher on Charlie Brown cartoons.  I think I'm gonna...

Hey, what was I talking about again? Grin

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« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2006, 12:57:36 AM »

To get rid of skunks, throw some lutefisk into the area. Now all you have to do is figure out how to get rid of the Norwegians that show up.

Seriously, I was watching the program "myth busters" the other night where they tested a number of home-grown remedies to get rid of skunk odor. The one that worked best was a concoction of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and liquid dishwashing soap. They sprayed it all around, and it killed the skunk odor dead in its tracks - and did not leave another odor in its place. Maybe it will work on other things too.

As an aside, quite a few years in the Alaska freight business taught me that you should never ever backhaul fresh cannery bound salmon in an enclosed trailer, but it happened anyway once in awhile. The tubs tended to slop over as the ice melted. The only thing that would kill the odors left behind by spilled fish slime was fresh coffee grounds, and lots of them. It made a superior floor-dry too, albeit expensive.

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« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2006, 05:57:49 AM »

To get rid of skunks, throw some lutefisk into the area. Now all you have to do is figure out how to get rid of the Norwegians that show up.
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Hey TG:
I hear that Norwegians can't stand the smell of disel fuel.
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« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2006, 09:54:41 PM »

Too bad I saw this one too late...

We have some stuff that we use when servicing coaches -- two items, actually, but one that gives the scent you smell in a freshly serviced charter bus.  I can't think of the name of it right now, but tomorrow I will post the name of the chemical and the source.

This stuff is a "spray & forget" item.  You simply saturate the A/C evaporator with it; the natural sweating of the evaporator rinses it off -- and provides the nice clean smell, too!
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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2007, 08:57:56 AM »

Sorry I kind of forgot about this... I finally got the name of that stuff.

It is called "Evap Pow'r C" and is produced by Nu-Calgon of St. Louis, MO.

You simply spray it on the evaporator coils and forget it.  The condensation from operation washes it -- and the dirt -- off in use.  It leaves that nice, new freshly-serviced smell for months, too.
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2007, 03:34:41 PM »

Listen to Dr Dave, anything that is acid or caustic is death on Al and almost as bad on steel. As I remember there was a not recently on Simple Green damaging aircraft Al so be sure to read the label closely if you use it. I think Simple Green came out with one especially for Al.

I wouldn't use baking soda or hydrogen peroxide either without doing some careful research.

Sort of one the same subject, I read somewhere that the fabric softener sheets for your home clothes dryer keep away mice. I tried them and they work-they also make the bus smell pretty good too. Only downside is they don't last very long and have to be replaced but that is a lot better than mouse $^&(($$ and *&^&$#.

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« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2007, 04:48:05 PM »

Hi Nick,

What you might want to try is a Ozone Generator. If you don't own one, the local Tool rental companys usually have them for rent.  Turn on high and in about 5hrs the smell will be gone!

Good Luck

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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2007, 07:43:26 AM »

Hi Steve,

Thanks. Now that I have my orriginal tank repaired and back in the bus, I don't seem to have the diesel

smell anymore. But, when I fire her up next month and run her down the road I'll see if the smell comes back

or not. I've seen the ozone generators at a supply house. I guess they really work. I'd like to try that. And

maybe I can create enough ozone to patch the hole in the sky.  LOL...

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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2007, 05:58:02 PM »

Ozone and rubber products don't get along.   Tires don't like ozone.
Cannot think of anything inside a bus that's rubber...but?  Maybe window seals?  I dunno.   
We have had a couple motorcycles that one of the tires showed signs of major dry-rot way before such failure would have been expected.  Found to be sitting next to large electric motors...air compressors.   Anyone else familiar with this? 
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