Exhaust fumes

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Exhaust fumes

Postby jeanandre » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:46 pm

I have seen the other post regarding fumes in the cabin but my problem seems to be more outside. I have only had my Qashqai for about a month. I have found a strong smell of exhaust fumes after a run be it long or short. Her indoors finds it more from the passenger side when she gets out the car. Has anyone else found this on their car. There is no blown exhaust sound you would get if there was a hole in the exhaust.
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby yaesu » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:15 pm

True a different brand o fuel! Sounds crazy by my 2015 1.6dci smells better (less?)on shell than esso (both local to me and same price and mpg)
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby yaesu » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:18 pm

Oops, b spell correction. Should have been Yaesu
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby jeanandre » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:43 pm

Thanks yaesu I will try a different diesel then.
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby Daewar » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:21 pm

My QQ smells of nothing outside with the engine running or not, and fuel brand should play not part in this.

I'm thinking your DPF or Catalyst is not working correctly and you should get your exhaust system checked, it could still be leaking. You could even go into an MOT Test centre & ask for the exhaust emissions to be checked, although I guess there would be a charge for this.

yaesu wrote:True a different brand o fuel! Sounds crazy by my 2015 1.6dci smells better (less?)on shell than esso (both local to me and same price and mpg)
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby jeanandre » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:29 pm

Thanks Daewar, I think I will get that checked out.
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby gvmdaddy » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:48 pm

Have you considered the possibility that a heat shield or some other part may be either touching or to close to the exhust? That could cause a similar smell.
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby Daewar » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:25 pm

If the heat shield or any other part was touching the exhaust u would hear rattling inside the car, possibly outside also.

gvmdaddy wrote:Have you considered the possibility that a heat shield or some other part may be either touching or to close to the exhust? That could cause a similar smell.
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby gvmdaddy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:49 am

Daewar wrote:If the heat shield or any other part was touching the exhaust u would hear rattling inside the car, possibly outside also.

gvmdaddy wrote:Have you considered the possibility that a heat shield or some other part may be either touching or to close to the exhust? That could cause a similar smell.


True, but anything plastic or rubberised wouldn't make a loud enough noise to be noticeable.
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Re: Exhaust fumes

Postby Daewar » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:12 am

Your quite right, but anything plastic or rubbery would not smell like diesel exhaust fumes.

gvmdaddy wrote:
Daewar wrote:If the heat shield or any other part was touching the exhaust u would hear rattling inside the car, possibly outside also.

gvmdaddy wrote:Have you considered the possibility that a heat shield or some other part may be either touching or to close to the exhust? That could cause a similar smell.


True, but anything plastic or rubberised wouldn't make a loud enough noise to be noticeable.
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