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Exhaust Odor

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by 7539, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. 7539

    7539 Donation Time

    Dumb question maybe, but does everyone else have exhaust smell coming over the trunk and into the car, and, if so, what can be done about it? The exhaust is pretty new I think...

  2. todd reid

    todd reid Gold Level Sponsor

    For most of us the smell of gasoline overpowers any exhaust fumes!

    Seriously - check for a leak. Not a common problem (in my experience). I also seem to recall reading that the exhaust should extend a couple inches beyond the end of the car - but I don't recall where. Hopefully, someone else will chime in.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
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  3. dwolff706

    dwolff706 Donation Time

    Might also check that the rubber grommets/plugs over the back shocks (inside boot) are intact... but not sure if this applies to any except Series V.
    Good Luck
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  4. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    The boot seal holds a lot of the exhaust smell out.. The turbulence of the air as the car moves will drag the fumes back towards the car. The boot lid needs to be a good fit and the rubber seal ( blade seal is correct) should be compressed against the body. Also the grommets in the rear of the boot floor either metal or rubber must be in place and the exhaust tip extended slightly beyond the bumper
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  5. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    I agree with Michael, your exhaust tips are probably too short. They have to extend past the bumper to keep the fumes
    out of the car. If they do extend past the bumper, then check the areas Michael has oulined.
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