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Old 31st January 2005, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Funny smells!!!

Bought my first GT-R on the weekend, and whilst driving home, I noticed a horrible smell of gas (like leaving the oven on, unlit) everytime I opened the window.

Anyone else had this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 31st January 2005, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you poo yourself when it first came on boost?



(Sorry - couldn't resist!)



Has it got any new exhaust sections? These are often protected by a plastic film which burns off (very smelly) for the first 100 miles or so...
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Old 31st January 2005, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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smell

no didn't poo myself, cos it seemed a bit slow after my cossie!! It's bloody annoying though, having the smell of wrotten eggs wafting in everytime you open the window.
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Old 31st January 2005, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sounds like stinky cat rotten eggs nice ,,,, mmmm tea time
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Old 1st February 2005, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Check your battery... Or perhaps the alternator is overchargin? there is a voltage meter in the car.... what does it show?

Or it can be the cat that is the problem....
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Old 1st February 2005, 11:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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smelly

The voltmeter is showing about 13.5V, which is about right, I reckon. Dont think the car's got the cat on it anymore, apex-i decat exhaust fitted, though I will check, just to make sure.

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Old 2nd February 2005, 01:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Strange that I couldn't think of anything else apart from the Cat Converters. Have you checked the exhaust to see if you have hit an animal (Bird, Cat, Pidgeon etc) ??? you could still have a bit of it rotting away underneath your car/ stuck to your exhaust. It happened to me about 10 yrs ago I hit a Rabbit and for weeks it ponged, I remember the smell like it was yesterday.
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steve, did you ever find the cause of this?
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Old 9th May 2006, 09:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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yes I did, the car was running like a bag of shit, so I took it to Abbey, for a full service, Apexi power FC and profecB specII, and it hasn't done it since.

They didn't happen to mention that there were any dead wildlife under the car, lol. come to think of it, they didn't mention anything that would've caused it, so I just put it down to pi55 poor set-up from the previous owner.

It was like a mixture of natural gas and rotten eggs and would only happen if I drove with the windows open (but only appeared once the windows were shut) - confusing I know.

You got similar probls then, Mook?
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Steve did they do a gearbox oil change for you at Abbey? I have the same problem with mine, its really bad after say a 1 hour motorway trip, and the only thing I can put it down to is my gearbox as you can just detect the smell inside the car without the windows down around the gearstick, and it only makes the smell when the gearbox temp is higher

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sort of.
just had new gear and diff oils, fuel filter, tyres and alignment, and just started to notice it. only does it when whipping along in the higher gears, and only noticed it recently

Car runs a treat, abbey mapped, recently serviced, can't work out why it would do it?


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Steve did they do a gearbox oil change for you at Abbey? I have the same problem with mine, its really bad after say a 1 hour motorway trip, and the only thing I can put it down to is my gearbox as you can just detect the smell inside the car without the windows down around the gearstick, and it only makes the smell when the gearbox temp is higher

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No sign of bearbox oil change on their invoice, but that doesn't mean they didn't do I suppose? I'm 99% sure that mine was engine related, though

Mine was akin to standing over a gas hob, and breathing the fumes in - it was THAT bad.
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as i joined the m54 at 110mph i said to my fiance "god, Shrewsbury stinks!"

but then when doing some of the roads around Betws-y-coed i noticed it again.

I'll have to book it into Ron's again i suppose

defo no wildlife on board (apart from the fiance)

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I've been thinking about it, and IIRC I'm sure they had to replace a gearbox seal on mine - a common fault, they said. It could be this, but my memory's a bit hazy, cos it was 9months ago and loads of more important things have happened in my life since

might be a first port of call?
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hmm, i need to get it in the air then. I didn notice a while back the prop seal at the gearbox end was wet. maybe it's leaking a bit when the oil is hot and therefore thinner, and maybe spraying onto the exhaust??!!?!

its certainly "feels" like a gear oil issue...

intruiging.

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I've arranged to get it above my local mechanics pit on saturday.

I'll post my findings once i've done so.

wish me luck

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