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Old 11 Jun 2017, 11:14 am
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Default Exhaust Smell Strong when Reversing

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When backing up in reverse, we get a very strong exhaust smell... any ideas where to look?

I'm thinking of sea foaming the engine... could that help make it burn cleaner?

Any usual suspects for rear-area exhaust leaks???
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Old 11 Jun 2017, 11:24 am
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2001 PT...

When backing up in reverse, we get a very strong exhaust smell... any ideas where to look?

I'm thinking of sea foaming the engine... could that help make it burn cleaner?

Any usual suspects for rear-area exhaust leaks???
only when in reverse? There is naturally the obvious and "snarky" answer to this...

Sea foam really does not work as well as they claim and not for exhaust smell in reverse only.

I have a very short exhaust that dumps just at the axle center line and I do not get exhaust smell in any gear? Now if the wind blows from the rear I do smell normal treated exhaust. The reason I am giving my PT as an example is because you are not really giving enough information about your smells to better suggest without the complete list of possibilities.
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Old 11 Jun 2017, 01:17 pm
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Is the exhaust smell smell like gas, oil burning, rotten eggs, etc?

Are you blowing blue, white, or black smoke from the exhaust?

Are you burning engine oil, loosing coolant, or getting low gas mileage?
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Close the hatch and you will be fine. Jk
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2001 PT...

When backing up in reverse, we get a very strong exhaust smell... any ideas where to look?

I'm thinking of sea foaming the engine... could that help make it burn cleaner?

Any usual suspects for rear-area exhaust leaks???
It could be one of a variety of things. To help, you need to let us know if there is visible smoke in the exhaust. What color is it? Is it there all the time or just on start up? What does it smell like? Do you notice the odor when you stand behind the car? Does the car have any other known problems?

Answer these are we may be able to help. And just ignore the jokes about being in reverse. Like house cats, some folks are easily entertained.
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