[T3] Oooh that Smell!
donrob at yachtsales.com
Thu Dec 1 18:01:40 PST 2011
I had that happen big time on my type 3 and didn't hear any untoward
exhaust noises either, but when I drove it to the shop to install the
new heat exchangers I had all the windows open and my head out the
window, the exhaust smell was so bad, and that was with the heater
Even back in the day (early 70's) I can remember changing several
heat exchangers for the same reason.
At 08:40 PM 12/1/2011, you wrote:
>Hmmm, that's troubling, I don't hear any exaust popping from inside them,
>but I suppose the leak could be really small.
>Top Notch Restorations
>topnotch at nycap.rr.com
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>From: type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org
>[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Don
>Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 8:22 PM
>To: type3 at vwtype3.org
>Subject: Re: [T3] Oooh that Smell!
>One of the heat exchangers is broken inside, and when you turn the
>centrifugal force shifts it out of line and a puff of exhaust gets
>into the hot air chamber.
>It is likely leaking a little all the time and is putting carbon
>monoxide into the car. Be careful.
>At 08:07 PM 12/1/2011, you wrote:
> >Well im in my last days driving the square and using the engine heat Im
> >getting an exaust smell. The muffler and connections look and sound tight
> >BUT, its odd. I only get the smell when the heat is on and ONLY when making
> >a turn. Not a turn in the roadway but at intersections, eather right or
> >left turn I feel a breeze across the face and I smell it. but not when
> >starting up straight.
> >The seals in the car are all tight, its just odd WHEN I get it, driving
> >along I seldom smell anything.
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