FW: [V8] heat and smell source?
Nadjkovic Kraig A TSgt 552 CMS/MXMVC
Kraig.Nadjkovic at tinker.af.mil
Thu Oct 28 09:56:07 EDT 2004
I'd start by power washing the area. The dirt, grease, oil, and now
pentosin that's collected down there could catch on fire.
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
dsaad at icehouse.net
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:46 AM
To: v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] heat and smell source?
This sounds like something you should get to the bottom of quickly.
Is the heat from one of the cats? Maybe there is a serious fuel mixture
problem caused by O2 sensor, leak in fuel injector or fuel pressure
regulator or ??
There are infra-red heat sensor guns that may help you locate the problem.
They may be hard to rent, but big electrical contractors commonly have/use
Whatever the cause, you can quickly destroy a cat (or two) and they are
expensive - not to mention the fire risk if the cats are in fact
Quoting QuickAudi at aol.com:
> Well, here's one for ya. After having my rack and pump
> rebuilt/replaced, I now have some new problems. I have a tremendous
> heat source coming from the firewall - feels like walking into a hot
> breeze - while driving. This only occurs after several minutes at
> speed, and it never goes away. Opening the windows or running the A/C
> obviously is a temp solution. I know that I dumped a lot of pentosin
> on the tranny/exhaust, but shouldn't it have all been burnt off by now?
> Secondly, since I had to run my car on four cylinders, I think my O2
> sensor is toast. My gas mileage is steadily decreasing, so I'll do
> the four wire one soon. However, when I increase speed (downshift
> usually necessary), I get a whiff of gas/oil, like it's a mixture of
> the two. It usually is a pretty constant smell until I cease my
> acceleration. I don't smell it when accelerating around town, just at
> Please, all ideas are welcome. I will have a lot of time to try them out.
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