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Old 03-02-2001, 05:47 AM   #1
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Have a Nice Day? Exhaust gas smell in car...

It started 2 days ago. Very weird. I thought that it is running too rich(intake, S-AFC), but I checked the plugs(what a pain) and they are light brown/grey, so perfect.
Wonder if the Borla catback is leaking.
Or what else could be it? Cracked header would be audible, I guess.
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Old 03-02-2001, 09:00 AM   #2
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Sniff around while the car is running. Find where the exhaust smell is the strongest since there are a plethora of possible options. Once you have narrowed it to a general area, look for any fuel/exhaust systems within that area. It could be any number of things from a failed exhaust gasket to a fuel leak on a hot manifold. My suggestion is to find a general area where the smell is the strongest and then hunt around there.

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Old 03-02-2001, 09:44 AM   #3
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if it was a cracked head or head gasket the car would overheat immediately...

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Old 03-02-2001, 09:48 AM   #4
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Have you splashed through any big puddles lately. I've read a couple stories of exhaust mans getting cracked that way, especially since it's so close to the ground on our car...dunno just a guess.
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Old 03-02-2001, 02:10 PM   #5
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Turn your S-AFC to super rich. Drive for couple days then inspect the exhaust to find carbon built up.
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Old 03-03-2001, 01:47 AM   #6
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my suby does that too, i thought it might be my borla headers but i checked and theyre fine, i did a hand check around all exhaust attachments while a friend gave it some gas...no leaks, i dont get it (it might be trying to kill me) Tanks for posting this question.
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