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Old 02-25-2010, 11:42 AM
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It a long shot but, have you ruled out the previous owner installing test pipes? Even though test pipes smell is gas...
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Brrcats View Post
so what you're saying is that sometimes, your car, smells like a car
I have the same problem. What should I do?
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:01 PM
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Does the 08 z's have a cabin filter? I think the newer z's do have them. It is probably real dirty and needs replacing. Perhaps it is also wet, but usually the case is replacement. I AM NOT 100% on if the 08 Z has a CABIN FILTER or not. Just saying thats what usually causes a bad smell in the care like "stale".

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:37 PM
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maybe a baby possum crawled into your engine and died. the heat stirring it up!!!!
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:37 PM
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Was the AC on? As in Air conditioning.

My AC always is a bit musky when you first turn in on, smells odd. If the AC is on and you accelerate quickly the AC turns off to free up power. When you lift the AC turns back on and this might be the smell your referring to.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Parker01 View Post
It's likely just the exhaust from the EGR solenoid opening, it opens at wide opens throttle so rather than recirculating the exhaust for the sake of emissions it just dumps it all in order to make more power... as you would suspect this dumps out your tail pipes so it would be wierd for you to smell it in the car while accelerating. Anyways this is why it always stinks when a car passes you on the highway at full throttle or close to it.

Otherwise I don't know.
Thatd be a good explaination if his car had an EGR valve brianiac. Did you just learn about EGR's in mechanic school today?
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:51 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:28 PM
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The musty smell you describe mold/mildew in the heater core and ducting. You can lessen the smell considerably by placing a tub of Damp Rid on the floorboard when the car's closed up for awhile. Also try running your heater on max to dry things out. Then turn to vent (no AC) briefly so the heater core won't condense more moisture before shutting the car off.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 0jiggy0 View Post
Thatd be a good explaination if his car had an EGR valve brianiac. Did you just learn about EGR's in mechanic school today?
No that was probably 3 or 4 years ago in my engineering course when we learnt about automotive systems but thanks lol. I guess I'm used to my winter beater Mazda MX6, now that has an EGR valve which I know first hand because it is such an unrealiable piece of crap. My Z has never failed me so I don't know it like the back of my hand. Anyways I need to get back to editting Wikipedia!
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Parker01 View Post
No that was probably 3 or 4 years ago in my engineering course when we learnt about automotive systems but thanks lol. I guess I'm used to my winter beater Mazda MX6, now that has an EGR valve which I know first hand because it is such an unrealiable piece of crap. My Z has never failed me so I don't know it like the back of my hand. Anyways I need to get back to editting Wikipedia!
Not sure about the DE but the HR uses valve overlap to basically do the egr duty. DE may do the same but I dont know.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:40 PM
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The maintenance handbook for the '08 350Z indicates the micro filter is not standard equipment, but is available as an option. I cannot find anything in the service manual about it, though.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by davidv View Post
I have the same problem. What should I do?
I'd suggest making sure you dont need a new johnson rod in there"
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by masphx View Post
You guys are funny

TreeFiddyZee, I will check the car more for flood issues but so far I can't find anything leading me to believe it was flooded. Does not smell moldy. Smells more like stale air coming though the car.

makopolo, I'm venting from the outside when the smell occurs.
Mold and fungus will grow in the heater and air conditioning vents.

You might try pouring a weak bleach and water solution into the air intake vents that are located under the windshield wiper arms. Also, dirt and dust can get into this cabin air intake box and PLUG the drainage holes....If the water cannot drain, it will cause a stale smell, as air is sucked in here, and distributed to your cabin. When you pour water in these intake vents...look underneath the car and make sure it is draining properly. We all see water draining like this on a hot day when we are running our air-conditioner . . . . (the condensation).
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:14 PM
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I also have that same smell from 40 to 70, cant figure where its coming from, its not musty smell from mold. Its more oil based

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Old 03-13-2010, 11:20 PM
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its your clutch... shift faster
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 0jiggy0 View Post
Thatd be a good explaination if his car had an EGR valve brianiac. Did you just learn about EGR's in mechanic school today?
Now we're picking on anyone named Brian?
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:01 AM
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Thatd be a good explaination if his car had an EGR valve brainiac. Did you just learn about EGR's in mechanic school today?


Originally Posted by TreeFiddyZee View Post
Now we're picking on anyone named Brian?

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Old 03-28-2010, 01:32 AM
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Before i got my Z from my dad, he said it smelt funny, so he took it to the dealer, and i read the invoice when he got home and it stated that Mud/Dirt/ etc were far up near headers and couldn't be Clean...and when i push the car it starts to smell..i don't know its just what i think.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:17 AM
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dude was probably going so fast that he sh*t himself..?
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