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Old 01-24-2013, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by serge1 View Post
When I smelled the fumes, I did check the EGR valve, and it looked clean. Does it mean it's not leaking? Maybe. But maybe it's leaking and stays clean
just popped the cover to check the EGR, and unlike a couple months ago, it's covered in soot.
Really hoping that's the culprit of the smell.

Also hoping the new part is better. I think there was a recall.

Originally Posted by serge1 View Post
To prove I am not crazy, I even thought to buy a cheap battery powered CO detector and put it to the vent when starting vehicle in the morning - while videotaping of course.
But diesel does not produce a lot of CO (unlike petrol) - might not even get detected.
I could smell the diesel exhaust in the 2nd row vents a lot better than on drivers.

Will be interesting on Monday.
Bought a battery operated CO detector. Needed one for home anyways.
Just for fun, placed it next to exhaust - no beep unless get really close or rev the motor.

Placed to exhaust of my other car (petrol) - goes off right away.

Shows how little CO is in diesel exhaust.
But that's just CO. Diesel has othe "good stuff".
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