Smell exhaust fumes in car

Tiny
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  • 1998 AUDI A6
  • 140,000 MILES

Smell exhaust fumes in car

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 6:06 PM

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Tiny
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Check for exhaust leaks.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 6:08 PM
Tiny
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Obvious answer! But what about pollen filters etc?

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
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Pollen filter (Activated Charcoal Type) can not filter all exhaust smell, so replacing it won't fix the actual problem.

What engine is in your car?

Usual problems / smells are oil smells. Due to oil leaking from the Valve Cover Gasket & the Chain Tensioner Gasket, that then drips onto
the exhaust manifolds & catalytic converter. The smell then makes its way into the car via the fresh air intake / pollen filter.

Exhaust flex pipes are common leak areas.

Thomas

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 9:17 PM

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