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    Smell like exhaust after driving.

    I searched on the site before asking this question but I couldn't find the answer. Every single time I go for a drive in my Delorean I end up smelling like exhaust fumes. What could be causing this? I don't smell any exhaust when I'm driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastt79 View Post
    I searched on the site before asking this question but I couldn't find the answer. Every single time I go for a drive in my Delorean I end up smelling like exhaust fumes. What could be causing this? I don't smell any exhaust when I'm driving.
    Maybe ?

    http://www.froggysfog.com/1oz-exhaus...gne-spray.html

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    I have had cars like that(67 Olds 442). Hated it, especially on date night. Just venturing a guess but on a D, my first guess would not be exhaust but be raw fuel getting into the cabin either from the fuel pump area through the ac vent intake or coming up from the fuel accumulator area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JETS 81 DMC View Post

    I do generously apply that before going driving. Could that be the cause of the exhaust smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I have had cars like that(67 Olds 442). Hated it, especially on date night. Just venturing a guess but on a D, my first guess would not be exhaust but be raw fuel getting into the cabin either from the fuel pump area through the ac vent intake or coming up from the fuel accumulator area.
    I have had a few older cars too and this was always the case. Hopefully I can figure it out and solve the problem. I'll check the two things you mentioned to start.

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    Can also be an exhaust leak or leaks. Does the motor sound noisy?
    David Teitelbaum

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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    Can also be an exhaust leak or leaks. Does the motor sound noisy?
    LOL, I think my car has an exhaust leak

    DT: Could be an exhaust leak

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    The catalytic converters on just about all DMCs are shot. I used to get that smell after parking in the garage & getting out of the car & walking into the house was enough to get the fumes all on my & my clothes. Long ago, I was tired of this & replaced my CAT with a new one (original style) from Hervey & haven't had the smell since.

    It's old car smell....you get it from just about anything without a catalytic converter (or a poorly functioning one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmettee View Post
    The catalytic converters on just about all DMCs are shot. I used to get that smell after parking in the garage & getting out of the car & walking into the house was enough to get the fumes all on my & my clothes. Long ago, I was tired of this & replaced my CAT with a new one (original style) from Hervey & haven't had the smell since.

    It's old car smell....you get it from just about anything without a catalytic converter (or a poorly functioning one).

    I appreciate the info. I'll order a new one from DMC. Thank you for the help.

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