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Old 07-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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Bad Smell in Reverse

I have a 14' GT Manual and I notice a rotten egg like smell in reverse. It is particularly when I am backing into my garage. Does anyone else have this issue? I have been driving manuals for about five years so I don't think its my clutch.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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I have a 14' GT Manual and I notice a rotten egg like smell in reverse. It is particularly when I am backing into my garage. Does anyone else have this issue? I have been driving manuals for about five years so I don't think its my clutch.
That's un burnt fuel your smelling. It's probably normal. But you could have issues with your cats.
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I'm sure this is after taking your car for a good run... When my car was new and I have it a GOOD run, it had a weird smell like that all the time... I always drive it like I stole it, that smell doesn't happen anymore... It's all part of the break-in phase, don't forget to keep your eye on the oil level too for at least the first 5k or so... After my first 5k, all noises and little issues are all gone
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I'm sure this is after taking your car for a good run... When my car was new and I have it a GOOD run, it had a weird smell like that all the time... I always drive it like I stole it, that smell doesn't happen anymore... It's all part of the break-in phase, don't forget to keep your eye on the oil level too for at least the first 5k or so... After my first 5k, all noises and little issues are all gone
No I baby the car 99% of the time. I haven't even had it past 3,000 RPMs. But yeah it only has about 1,200 miles on it.
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Febreeze clip on on your exhaust tip. Problem solved.
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Run the car like it's meant to be run, you're actually hurting it from grannying it around like that.

Take the car out to a quiet spot, and do a bunch of full throttle runs with gradually increasing rpm, (ultimately to redline) and full decel after each one and there's yer break-in done, in less than an hour. Modern engines don't need much run-in time.

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Are you the the big can of know it all from napa?
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Whatever, pal, I've built engines, I know how they work. What he's doing isn't helping. The smell is generally incomplete combustion of fuel and a good ring seal is critical to that.

Hopefully it's just because everything is new and it'll dissipate with time, as sometimes happens but, what I suggested still won't hurt.
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Are you the the big can of know it all from napa?
He's probably the most knowledgeable member on this forum, maybe instead of posting trash you should read what he says
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I had a funky smell with both my 2012 3.7L and 2013 5.0 mustangs. Thought it was the clutch as it would only occur after a good hard beating. I recently installed steeda cat delete pipes and the smell went away. It's more than likely the cats.?.
Drive the car like it was meant to be driven! These coyote motors LOVE the higher rpm's! Your over 1,000 miles so time to start tormenting the rear tires! And if all else fails you can take it back to ford and have them tell you there's nothing wrong with it!? Lol
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Modern catalytic converters are way more efficient than old ones but, the precipitating cause of smells is generally elsewhere, in the form of incomplete combustion. People who do a lot of short trips or low-load (freeway drone) driving find this issue more prevalent on their cars, as the cats don't temp up enough to fully light everything off and hence, you get hydrogen sulfide out the back, which is what's making the stink.

Go on a thrash and the increased flow tends to push out all this loaded up crap and you can get smells, too.
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He's probably the most knowledgeable member on this forum, maybe instead of posting trash you should read what he says
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Are you the the big can of know it all from napa?
I may be wrong, but I read this as a joke. I don't think it was meant negatively.

Back on topic, thanks for the info! A friend of mine just told me that his car was doing the same thing so ill pass the info on.
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I may be wrong, but I read this as a joke. I don't think it was meant negatively.

Back on topic, thanks for the info! A friend of mine just told me that his car was doing the same thing so ill pass the info on.
100 percent a joke. I'm sure he is extremely knowledgable, and I didn't mean that in a negative way. It just made me think of that commercial. I'm glad my two favorite fans decided to chime in though. Thanks grabber and smoz!

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Whatever, pal, I've built engines, I know how they work. What he's doing isn't helping. The smell is generally incomplete combustion of fuel and a good ring seal is critical to that.

Hopefully it's just because everything is new and it'll dissipate with time, as sometimes happens but, what I suggested still won't hurt.
I agree. If you notice, I was the first to chime in with the incomplete combustion idea. Didn't mean it negatively , I'm sure you know a lot, like that big can in the commercial. It just made me think of it that's all. Nothing negative was ment.

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This post from you is trash. I helped the op out. But you didn't bother to read that did you?
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Whatever, pal, I've built engines, I know how they work. What he's doing isn't helping. The smell is generally incomplete combustion of fuel and a good ring seal is critical to that.

Hopefully it's just because everything is new and it'll dissipate with time, as sometimes happens but, what I suggested still won't hurt.
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Whoa, everyone. I missed the joke because I don't live where you are so, I haven't seen the commercial you describe. I thought I was being trolled and I reacted as such. Sorry for the misunderstanding, Mikey.

Back to your normally scheduled program, already in progress.....
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Whoa, everyone. I missed the joke because I don't live where you are so, I haven't seen the commercial you describe. I thought I was being trolled and I reacted as such. Sorry for the misunderstanding, Mikey.

Back to your normally scheduled program, already in progress.....
No problem at all. I'm glad you share your knowledge with people on hear. A lot of people just wait to troll people they don't like, or give recycled misinformation because they don't know any better. It's good to see people like you that can add value I this forum. Keep
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Whoa, everyone. I missed the joke because I don't live where you are so, I haven't seen the commercial you describe. I thought I was being trolled and I reacted as such. Sorry for the misunderstanding, Mikey.

Back to your normally scheduled program, already in progress.....
Here's the commercial if you haven't googled it already. If you haven't seen it, it's worth the watch, pretty funny IMHO lol



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That's the funniest thing I've seen all day! Thanks for the cheer-up.
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