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RE: [T3] Gas/Exhaust smell in the cab

On 4 Nov 2003 at 10:56, Kurt Nolte wrote:

> > Since you suggest that your car has been converted to carb(s?) then it
> is likely that the jetting is too rich 

> Yes, a previous owner did a pretty bad job of the conversion, too... I
> have a giant box sitting over my engine, 'cause the carb sits so high.
> Single carb, 2 barrels, centermount. 

The center mount single FI conversion carbs are notoriously bad. This is bound 
to be a problem, and I don't know if it can be fixed. Replacement is probably 
your all around best option.

> > One of the main sources of exhaust leaks into the interior is via
> leaky >seals where the lower heat exchangers plug into the muffler. If
> these leak, 

> This is another thing I'm going to try and remedy before next year's
> invasion... put the Stock System back in her, try and get a bit better
> performance that way. I'll go out this afternoon and take a look at the
> seals and such... what would I be looking for?

With the engine cold so you don't burn yourself, just start her up and feel 
around that junction, on both sides. If you feel exhaust puffing out then 
you've found a leak.

> And I'm fairly certain that my rear hatch seal is bad.

I would treat this LAST. I'm not convinced that it is that much of a problem, 
but I've been wrong before....

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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