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Old 02-08-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Weird smell

After i go WOT, my car has this funky smell. It kind of smells like a skunk. Any ideas on what this could be?
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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At WOT, you were going so fast you hit a skunk and didn't even notice it. Check your front grill.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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Lol i wish that was it, its making me nervous i hope my engines not crapping out.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Whats "WOT" mean?
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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Whats "WOT" mean?
I had to google it. Wide Open Throttle. New to me too...
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Maybe the tires burning up
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:18 PM   #7
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Maybe it's oil blow by and you need a catch can.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:25 PM   #8
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might b exhaust alot ofcars stink especially Toyota's smells like sulfur
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #9
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I also noticed this when my car had lower miles... The smell stopped once I hit around 12,000 miles.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #10
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Mine does it when I drive in manual mode and get on it a few times, can't figur it out, smells like a skunk or a day old cup of burnt coffee, drives me nuts, but doesn't do it all the time. Wish I knew, is nothing under the hood cause I checked everytime I smelled it, I stopped, and is not coming from the exhaust either, I stuck my nose in there also. I didn't notice it until my x-pipe install. My car is an L99 car and in the tranny tunnell is a small vent tube for the tranny right next to the x-pipe and I kinda think it is small amounts of vented tranny fluid getting on my very hot x-pipe and burning off. Haven't been able to get the car back up on a lift to check this out yet though.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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Prolly your cat's.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #12
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SMELL!!!

This is Most likely coming from your catalytic converter...
This is a rotton egg smell that comes from the cat ..
All new cars smell like this when you get them hot enough.
NORMAL!!..in most cases....lol
You will also hear popping noises from you exhaust when you turn it off in the garage.
Also normal..It comes from heat expanding and contracting in your exhaust..Normal
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CATS stink
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #14
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Burning oil, transmission fluid, even grease does not smell like skunk. Exhaust tends to smell like rotten eggs (sulfur) when the cats are not doing their job completely. Are you slipping the clutch bad? Some clutch material smells pretty nasty.
WOT is used a lot on biker forums as well as WFO.
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