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Old 08-08-2008, 08:41 PM
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Funny smell

When I'm on 95 or jus generally goin 60mph +. When I decelerate this odd smells enters my cab. It's hard to describe. Maybe burnt fuel. Something of that nature. Only happens when I decelerate.

ANyone have info on what it is?

Oh & my car generally doesn't crank at all on very hot mornings. Hmm.
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Re: Funny smell

Um, its a rotary? (saw your avitar)

Doesn't crank on hot mornings? Thats strange I'm usually used to hearing exactly the opposite.

As for the fumes smell on deceleration. My guess would be you are starting to have an exhaust leak, probably in the flex pipe after the header.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:41 PM
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Um, its a rotary? (saw your avitar)

Doesn't crank on hot mornings? Thats strange I'm usually used to hearing exactly the opposite.

As for the fumes smell on deceleration. My guess would be you are starting to have an exhaust leak, probably in the flex pipe after the header.

No, not a rotary. That's all I ever driven. First love and life love. :)

I have a 97 base. Yea when it's balls outside in the mornin. She jus won't crank at all. I get nothing, but back to the smell. I've smelled it ever since I've had the car. I'm not sure what to think of it. I'm not a honda/piston guy. New to the game.
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Re: Funny smell

It could be a lot.

Check to see if your low on antifreeze or if its really dirty. A lot of people dont know about that, but that lets off a pretty bad smell if it hasnt been changed in years, or you need some added.

It could also be an exhaust leak like mentioned before. Most of the time you would be able to hear it before you could smell it though.

It could also be burning oil. Hondas are notorious for it, but more often then not it goes out your exhaust, and just the person behind you smells it.

I couldnt tell you the first thing about your problem with the warm morning though.

Check out those 3 scenarios, if none of them seem to be the problem I recommend getting it checked out by a mechanic or someone with a some good automotive knowledge. Good Luck.
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Re: Funny smell

sounds like an exhaust leak to me...my truck used to leak when i let off the gas...def not healthy...i have a leak in my lude too and its in the header, and flex pipe, and it leaks into the cockpit when i stop so i always drive with my windows open so i dont get brain damage :)
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Re: Funny smell

I sometimes get a smell in the cabin when I got vtec... strange, but true.. don't smell it every time, but I just had an engine swap, header, cat, resonator, piping muffler... all replaced.. don't seem to have a leak or gasket issue anywhere.... when the car didn't blow on the dyno when she was tuned I decided not to worry about it anymore, haha.
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It could also be an exhaust leak like mentioned before. Most of the time you would be able to hear it before you could smell it though.
well I got my car and it smelled of exhaust fumes in the cabin when I bought it, the exhaust was loud anyways as I have a N1 loud as h@!! muffler on it. But it was my flex pipe after the header so I bought a cheap eBay header for the time being until I can afford a good one or until I figure out if I am going forced induction or not.
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