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POLL: S30 guys show of hands, who's getting exhaust fumes in the car?

Do you have a problem with exhaust fumes getting into your S30?  

9 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you have a problem with exhaust fumes getting into your S30?

    • Yes. From day one, but I haven't really tried to fix it yet.
      15
    • Yes. I've replaced some/all of the rear rubber, have sealed other gaps, but it's still bad.
      17
    • At first yes, but replaced rear seals and/or tracked down holes/gaps and now it's completely gone.
      4
    • No. Used some other 'trick', such as longer/pointed down exhaust, a sunroof or rear wing.
      3
    • Nope! I'm a lucky guy! It's never been a problem and I haven't done anything to fix it!
      11


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Guest bastaad525

jeeez... now this conversation is getting interesting.

 

Mike - your Z actually put you in the frickin hospital?!?!? That is crazy. Aren't you worried about long term effects???

 

Yeah it's true, I've spent a ton on going fast, and not very much on getting rid of the fumes. I did buy new rear hatch rubber and tail light seals, which helped, but honestly I dont think it's possible to get rid of. This issue more than most others is the factor that is slowly convincing me I need to sell this car. Going fast is not worth getting cancer or paying a visit to the hospital, sorry. Maybe backwards thinking considering I just admitted spending all that money on going fast and not on fixing this problem, but I never gave it as much thought as I do now.

 

Then again, I haven't spent THAT much money on going fast either.

 

When a car sends you to the hospital, it's time to trade up... geez.

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I had a stock exhaust on my 280z with L28ET. it had a chambered muffler and a catalytic converter.

 

I just installed 3" mandrel bent with NO CAT and a straight through muffler. It terminates a little closer to the body than my last one did.

 

I now smell TONS of fumes. I think it is related to the loss of the CAT, not my seals, as I couldn't smell anything at all before. I'm dizzy after a 20 min drive :(

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2 hours ago, rturbo 930 said:

May have to do with the length of the exhaust tip. Extend it out a bit and see if it improves.

 

I was thinking that as well. It is only a 2" difference but that may have been just enough to put it over the edge. I didn't want it to stick out too far but now looking at it again I'm thinking it may be a tad short... DOH! lol

 

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