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Audi SUVs (Q7 & Q5) and other V6 TDIs Discussions area for Audi Q7 and Q5 TDI (2009+ in Canada & the US) as well as others with the V6 TDI such as the A6, A7 and A8 sedans.

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Old May 8th, 2019, 14:46   #1
DrobKGB
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TDI(s): 2012 Q7 TDI
Fuel Economy: Life average 25.2mpg
Default Strong Diesel smell and Injector Seals

So after tons of searching and reading and not finding much, I've solved 2 issues at once.
I have been developing a 'tick' on my q7 TDi and a strong fuel odor in the cab anytime I'm not moving.

I've traced it down to bad injector seals (just one, actually).

I'm planning on replacing all seals (rubber and copper) and have 2 questions for those with experience.
Where did you get the seal kit?
Also, is 200k a good time to replace the injectors, or should I just run them till they give up?

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