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Old 01-23-2013, 07:19 AM
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2006 f150 fx4 with the 5.4 engine. I just replaced the spark plugs with OEM motorcraft plugs. all the plugs are tight, but i have a gas smell in my cab when i turn the heater on. anyone else have this problem. It happened right after i did my spark plugs, i double checked and they are all tight
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:02 AM
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I've seen alot of ppl on other forums having the same problem. Most of them say the smell went away on its own after a month or so. Some cases it was loose plugs, leaky injector or a leak in the fuel rail that could not be seen.
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I've seen alot of ppl on other forums having the same problem. Most of them say the smell went away on its own after a month or so. Some cases it was loose plugs, leaky injector or a leak in the fuel rail that could not be seen.

X2, I had the gas smell as well and it did go away in mine after a few days.
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I had to retorque my plugs to 25 ft lbs because I got the smell a few months later. Solved my problem
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I had to retorque my plugs to 25 ft lbs because I got the smell a few months later. Solved my problem
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Originally Posted by Fx4-Michael View Post
I had to retorque my plugs to 25 ft lbs because I got the smell a few months later. Solved my problem
You hit the nail on the head with the 25lbs torqued.Had the same gas issue after I had my plugs changed.Took it back to shop and had them retorqued the plugs,gas smell is gone.coobie
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had the smell after dealer changed my plugs as part of the scheduled maintenance. I believe they re-torqued the plugs and it went away.
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Same story here. Plug backed out. Check em again.
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