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Whenever I get done cruzin I always end up smelling like exhaust, all most as bad as you do after snowmobiling. I have new O ring gaskets and manifold gaskets so I don't think there's any leaks. I always cruz with the windows down too. Does anyone else seem to have this happen?
Re: Smell like Exhaust after driving??? (StingRay327)
I have wondered about this before too. I dont usually mind it when it's just me but, I often take the vette out on dates and out with friends. My passengers often mention the smell. The time it bothered me most is when I drove it to my senior prom and we were all dressed up and were lookin :cool: , but we smelled like exhuast :( .
I wonder if the intsallation of 2 high flow cats would correct the problem without compromising too much of the original sound and nonoriginal performance. :cheers:
Re: Smell like Exhaust after driving??? (SanDiegoPaul)
Paul, it would be a lot cheaper for you to do it yourself, than to fly me out to fix it. :D
Put a light inside the car with it on jack stands. Turn the light on, and turn the garage lights out, crawl under the car and start looking for light. If you see light, plug the hole with black 3M Electical Putty. You should be able to find it at Home Depot, Lowe's or some place like that.
Do this to both sides of the car. You'll get most of the leaks if you do this.
It only took me about an hour to do both side of the car, and 90% of my leaks dissapeared.
This won't take care of leaks coming in from the ventilation system, but they usually don't let fumes into the car.
Add me to the list of stinkers too. What I found on my car was unburned fuel at idle when I first start it up. I always stand away from the car till its warmed up a little and that seems to help some. But, with side pipes and the top down the only cure is to go fast!