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    Disgusting Smell from Exhaust Fumes

    Im getting this disgusting smell from my exhaust fumes, not sure what it is...I was driving it quite hard one night, and when i pulled up, i left it running, mate was in the back and was like, is that the clutch i can smell?
    car has done 68k now, clutch aint been changed or anything...beginning to think if it is that going...when moving off, you can hear this noise when coming off the clutch...like a scratching noise, im wondering if it is the release bearing...

    any ideas what the smell could be, its really strong..its not normal exhaust fumes
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    I think you can get a rotten egg smell from a cat if its new or something like that, I smelt something like this i thought 1 evening but it never came back.

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    cat smells when its shot mate, new exhaust / cat time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sport-hatch150 View Post
    cat smells when its shot mate, new exhaust / cat time.
    oh gosh lol is there anyway of checking it out? or do you just tell by the smell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trez View Post
    clutch aint been changed or anything...beginning to think if it is that going...when moving off, you can hear this noise when coming off the clutch...like a scratching noise, im wondering if it is the release bearing...

    any ideas what the smell could be, its really strong..its not normal exhaust fumes
    From what you have said I would go for the release bearing too, you will be able to hear it when you release the clutch pedal either when in motion or stationary like a rattle or scrape.

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    update...

    This is what is happening...

    When start up, and engine get a little warm...car smoking like a chimney, and smells horrible..
    When driving and boosting etc, no smoke what so ever..when pulled up, and left the car running for bit, it wud smoke, but then it becomes a lot worst than it should be with horrible smell...
    What could it be...?
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    maybe valve stem seals

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    I'd say your CAT has had it mate.

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    aint valve stem seals happen on tickover?
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    I'd say its not the valve stem oil seals either as it does not smoke when your driving.
    I would now also be looking into your cat as Pete 2 Said.

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