Re: [DML] Re: Won't start cold
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Re: [DML] Re: Won't start cold



Catalyzed exhausts don't smell very strongly and new gaskets should 
eleminate any leak on your car.  Are you smelling fuel?  That would 
explain a lot and make it easier to diagnose and fix.  Cleaning the 
carpets is a good idea.
Warren at DMC


kjc wrote:
> i'm going to hijaak this thread and ask an oddball question.
> could the vacuum lines introduce exhaust odor to the cabin? I know
> that in theory this shouldn't happen since the vacuum lines should be
> the absence of air but I have to wonder.
> I still come out smelling like car exhaust after a drive, always have.
>  i've done exhaust gaskets twice (second time with dmch perf setup),
> gone around and sealed all wire pass throughs except the large
> collection  behind passenger, and even in battery and locked
> compartment. the only bits left to do are the rear glass seals, the
> said wire bits not done, and lift center console and check all that.
> perhaps now I just need to have the carpets and stuff cleaned from
> pervious years collection of smells.
> opinions?
> -kevin
> 
> On 4/17/06, David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>>That damm air tube is a common source of vacuum leaks. I have seen
>>cars where the end of the tube is mangled, the brass cup that holds
>>the "O" ring is mangled, and the "O" ring is floating on the tube not
>>sealing to the housing. Another common area for vacuum leaks is all
>>the little hoses on the front of the motor. When working in that tight
>>area it is easy to knock things loose so whenever you work in front of
>>the motor you have to look around and make sure everything is still
>>connected when you are done. The other common source of vacuum leaks
>>is injector seals that are hard. They should be soft so they still
>>seal. I have found "uncommon" leaks too. On one car the plastic tube
>>that carries vacuum to the mode switch had a hole rubbed into it under
>>the center console. On another car the large vacuum hose going to the
>>brake booster had a hole in it. The moral here is you have to test ALL
>>the vacuum hoses. On a 25 year old car they should all be replaced
>>anyway. If they are not pliable and soft then they won't seal. If they
>>get real hard they can crack. Don't forget there is a vacuum resovoir
>>inside the left rear pontoon. Vacuum hoses too. A bunch of small leaks
>>add up to a lot of air.
>>David Teitelbaum
>>vin 10757
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>>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
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>>>I spent a lot of $ working on the same problem, I had a vacuum leak.
>>>Once fixed everything was perfect.  Mine was the metal tube that runs
>>>into the bottom of the air flow meter assembly from the idle speed
>>>motor, yours may differ.
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
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