What color is the smoke? Black - running rich. Bluish - buring oil. White - burning coolant. When you smell the gas, it is inside or outside the minivan? Back of the car or near the front?
exhaust leak or a possible fuel line leak
too much fuel (unburned) getting into the exhaust. could be your oxygen sensor or catalyst converter. less likely, a leaking fuel injector
No. have exhaust checked/repaired
don't ever smell your car's exhaust.
Bad catalytic convertor. Egg smell is a dead giveaway.
You can smell exhaust because your exhaust pipes and exhaust system has worn out. As a result, the exhaust and carbon monoxide it contains leaks inside the van. Soon, it will not be a problem because the carbon monoxide will have killed all of you.
2 most obvious signs of exhaust leak are noise and smell of exhaust fumes
Take a second, lightly sniff gasoline fumes before its been burned, then compare with exhaust fumes, and see which you are smelling. Exhaust fumes you'll naturally smell around an idling car. unburned gasoline could be the result of an improperly set carb, mixing the wrong amounts of fuel and air, leaving you with unburned gasoline that is boiled, evaporated, and spit out the exhaust. Too much evaporated gas turns your exhaust black, so ive been told, so there could be a sign.
I was told that this might be the EGR Valve either is clogged or going bad.
you could have a small hole in your exhaust between your engine and your muffler....you can patch the exhaust or replace your exhaust
there is always exhaust (expect when the engine's off or hybird) unless you are too close to the car in front of you.
Is this a trick question?? This is wat i sound lik: "why does my cars EXHAUST smell like EXHAUS?its also SMOKES at START UP... Ima leave that as that
I would start by checking any leaks in your exhaust and fuel filter area, if there is any leaks throughout the exhaust the smell of gasoline or exhaust may come through into the interior.
exhaust is pretty easy to smell. If you smell it, then you likely do, also check the rear end of the car for possible places where the exhaust can get into. a battery powered carbon monoxide detector will also work
exhaust leak or fuel leak
Any exhaust smell in a car cab indicates an exhaust leak somewhere along the line. Th reason you don't smell it while driving is because the air flowing air under the car is blowing the exhaust gasses away before it can rise into the cab. After the car sits for a while, the gasses seep out of the leak, and up into the cab.
The burning smell from the exhaust pipe may be caused from oil or transmission fluid leaking into the exhaust pipe. For example, if your turbo is failing on the car, then that can cause leakage from the manifold into the exhaust pipe. There may be other reasons, too, which other people will be better articulating.
A fuel leak. A coolant leak, coolant has a sweet smell. An exhaust leak. A burnt clutch. A burnt rubber smell, from a slipping accessory belt/tensioner or rubber contacting the exhaust. A Moldy smell with the A/C on from a dirty/moldy evaporator. An oil leak, if it is leaking near the exhaust manifold, from say the valve cover. A smell from burnt brakes from a faulty brake caliper. A burnt plastic smell, from plastic melting against the exhaust( wiring loom, or plastic bag on catalytic converter). A. mildew smell caused by a water leak, clogged evap case drain, flogged sunroof drain.
Typically gas/exhaust, old car smell, history/character. All you need to know.
yes nd it will also give of a oily smell with it
most likely you have a leak in the exhaust pipes or a bad catalytic converter
Most likely your exhaust is rattling and the smell is because your catalytic converter is bad
Check engine light (usually), sulpher/egg smell from exhaust, severly decreased fuel economy, sooty exhaust/tailpipe Check engine light (usually), sulpher/egg smell from exhaust, severly decreased fuel economy, sooty exhaust/tailpipe
Your car doesn't smell like carbon monoxide because carbon monoxide is invisible and odorless. I can't suggest what caused that smell because I have no way of knowing what it smells like. An exhaust leak will cause your car to smell like exhaust ( and has carbon monoxide in it) and is hazardous to you and your passengers.
Car exhaust can smell like rotten eggs when the fuel has a lot of sulphur in it.