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The Exhuast Smell

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Romer, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    When I start my FJ40 in the garage the garage smells really potent with exhaust. More than I thought would be normal. Would that be that I need a new muffler and piping, or is that to be expected for a 25 year old vehicle?
     
  2. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    Depends on the condition of your drive train. I would say it's to be expected unless you re-do your exhaust and you still might need rings and bearings. Start it up outside.
     
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    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    After driving FI vehicles, you will be amazed at the nastyness a cold carbed engine puts out. I had gotten out of the habit of using the exhaust hoses in my shop until I got some older cars come it lately. Comparatively they stink bad.
     
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    "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning. Smells like.....
    victory!"

    Hey Gumby. Don't forget carbon monoxide is odorless, but it still kills brain cells when it gets the chance!
     
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    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Yeah, but it kills the weak, sickly brain cells first, leaving more room for the strong, smart cells. :D
     
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    IDave

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    Which we then bathe in ethyl alcohol for a further darwinian selection process! :D
     
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    Hey guys this is no joke, a good friend of mine died this week four wheeling. He became stuck in a mudhole and called another friend to pull him out. While he was waiting, he sat in the truck with it idling and with the a/c on. This was not an old beater and he was not a dumbass, but apparently there was a small exhaust leak into the cab and he died from carbon monoxide poisoning. He was a 14 year vetern of the local police dept with a wife and three kids. This is life and death stuff, if you smell exhaust in your cab, GET IT FIXED ASAP. :'(
     
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    You might move the rig out of the garage before starting it. :slap:
     
  9. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Had my exhaust system checked out at a shop today. The mechanic there said that it may be leaking from the non-stock header, he wasn't sure. He also said that the carb was running a little rich and that might be doing it as well. My Toyota mechanic said that these things are suppose to run a little rich.

    Curious if others who are "carb literate" run their carbs rich or not. If not, wich screw do you adjust. The haynes manual wasn't real clear on this.
     
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    yooper Lost user SILVER Star

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    My FJ62 (3FE - fuel injected) was running rich because the fuel pressure regulator was failing closed. The exhaust smelled strongly of sulfur. I replaced the FPR a few days ago and now I can't smell the exhaust at all. So you may very well be running rich.
     
  11. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Thanks. I was told when I had the emissions done that I was running rich