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Exhaust smell in cabin. 2014 PI sedan

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Engineer106
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Exhaust smell in cabin. 2014 PI sedan

Post by Engineer106 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:09 pm

Has anyone had an exhaust smell in the cabin? I tried to search this forum with no luck


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Re: Exhaust smell in cabin. 2014 PI sedan

Post by seandevero » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:56 pm

Is this happening after hard acceleration?

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Re: Exhaust smell in cabin. 2014 PI sedan

Post by Engineer106 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:02 pm

It is happening all the time. Very noticeable when getting in the car after it has been remote started

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Re: Exhaust smell in cabin. 2014 PI sedan

Post by seandevero » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm

All in all you have a leak plus check were police console used to be, sometimes installers drill right through floor board allowing exhaust to come into cabin. Turn off hvac before next start, and see if smell is still there, if it is check crank case vent tube to see if attached to intake. Hvac pulls in outside air and can pull in leaking fumes from the engine compartment.

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Re: Exhaust smell in cabin. 2014 PI sedan

Post by penelhum » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:22 pm

Engineer106 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:09 pm
Has anyone had an exhaust smell in the cabin? I tried to search this forum with no luck
there's this thing called at the dealership called "smoke test", i doubt you'll need that test until youve run out of options.

what you need is to have the car lifted and the holes plugged. you most likely have holes that need plugged, you gotta have the car lifted to find them. take it to someone with experience plugging interceptors, they'll know where to look and how to plug them.

once they're plugged may take a few days for smell to disappear

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Re: Exhaust smell in cabin. 2014 PI sedan

Post by Engineer106 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:27 am

I was checking under the hood to see if anything looked out of place. I noticed some foam sealant on the plastic cowl vent panel was out of place. The blower motor is under this panel. I took the panel off (it is two pieces) and noticed a few areas where it was missing. I replaced the foam gasket. I bought some window foam sealant from home depot. The 3/8 was the right size. It helped a lot in reducing the smell. There might still be some screw holes from removed equipment that need to be plugged.

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