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Old 15 Oct 2012, 07:56 am
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Default aweful smell during accel.

01 pt with 157000 miles - driving my pt this weekend i noticed a strong nasty odor upon accelerating. could it be possible that my "cat" is getting plugged? i have no performance issues no "CEL" on. or is it possible i could have gotten "bad gas" on one of the last fill ups?
fuel mileage has not decreased any either.
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Old 15 Oct 2012, 08:08 am
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Default Re: aweful smell during accel.

Dose it smell like rotten eggs? If not then you must be scaring the crap out of yourself.
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Old 15 Oct 2012, 08:22 am
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lol my sniffer aint right so i cant really define what it smells like (chronic sinusitus) but my girlfriend and her father also noticed it she thought i sh!t myself... but its a constant smell that almost burns your nostrils to breathe in.
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lol my sniffer aint right so i cant really define what it smells like (chronic sinusitus) but my girlfriend and her father also noticed it she thought i sh!t myself... but its a constant smell that almost burns your nostrils to breathe in.
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I had that happen to me and it had a whining or weaseling sound that the wife sometimes heard. Finally started losing power under acceleration.
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Old 15 Oct 2012, 10:31 am
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Default Re: aweful smell during accel.

as much as i would like to claim this as a joke... i just cant. lol
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Old 15 Oct 2012, 11:54 am
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Default Re: aweful smell during accel.

i would try seafoam through the PCV hose and then beat on it to clean out the cat.

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Old 15 Oct 2012, 12:01 pm
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from the hose into the intake?? or from the hose into the PCV valve??

i would assume into the intake... right?? O.o
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Old 15 Oct 2012, 12:37 pm
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Default Re: aweful smell during accel.

yea. disconnect it from the pcv and use the line to suck it in the intake.

step 1 should be putting the windows up, turning the heat to OFF, and setting it to recirculate

you pour at least half the can of seafoam into a cup, disconnect the vacuum line, start the car, and slowly let the manifold vacuum suck it in. do it slow so it doesn't kill the engine. when you get to the last inch or so, suck it up faster so the engine stalls. if it doesn't stall, shut it off right away.

let it sit for 15 minutes.

when you restart it, rev the piss out of it. i hit the rev limiter a few times when i do it. when the smoke is light enough that you feel comfortable driving it, drive it and floor it as much as you can.

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