EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

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#1 EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Post by madjack4 » Sat May 25, 2019 8:49 pm

Hi all having suffered for 5 years will exhaust gasses getting in car when driving with top down ive checked everything i could think of leaking exhaust no engine breather piped to rear of car no all grommets in bulkhead sealed no finally found it i borrowed a smoke machine and filled car and boot space with smoke bingo back lamp seals and no plate lamp seals leaking right hand lamp leaking bad as sealing rubbers had split and perished sealed all lamps to body with sealer different car no smell at all a pleasure to drive hope this helps anyone with this problem :bigrin:
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#2 Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Post by gehawe » Sun May 26, 2019 5:20 pm

Hello Rob,

I have the same problem. My dealer told me that it is normal to smell exhaust fumes.

What car do you have?

I have problems with a S3OTS with the top down or with top up and windows open. With closed windows not so much smell.

Appears funny that a few lamp sealings can have such great effect.

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Gerhard
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#3 Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Post by madjack4 » Sun May 26, 2019 5:42 pm

Hi yes mine is a 72 s3 roadster i carnt believe it neither its a different car now no smell at all check your rear lamps and no plate lamp any any holes around back of car
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#4 Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Post by vee12eman » Wed May 29, 2019 9:41 am

Hi Rob.

If it isn’t a daft question, did you use the smoke machine inside or outside of the car? Was it just a club/disco type machine?

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#5 Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Post by madjack4 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:25 pm

Hi smoke machine inside car and then boot it was a proper snap on machine but no reason why a disco type machine wont do the job
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#6 Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Post by vee12eman » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 am

Thanks very much. I will look at options.

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