1997 VW Cabrio Smells of fumes

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Old 05-16-06, 06:46 PM
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1997 VW Cabrio Smells of fumes

When I run the vent or heater in my car it has a strong smell of fumes: . Not there when we run the a/c. Muffler doesn't appear to have any leaks. any thoughts?
 
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Old 05-19-06, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by efoxred
When I run the vent or heater in my car it has a strong smell of fumes: . Not there when we run the a/c. Muffler doesn't appear to have any leaks. any thoughts?
What kind of smells? Rotten Egg smell? If so, It's the Catalytic Convertor. I had a VW and the dealer told me the reformulated gas in my area was causing the problem and to switch my brand of gas. I went from Shell to BP Amoco and that solved it.
 
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Old 05-19-06, 07:46 PM
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Fumes????
I got taken out by fumes before.
Its fast
Bout as fast as to get half turned around in your chair to get up.
I very scared fumes now.
Never use to be. Fumes just stunk. Oh well.
Now I am very careful of how much I take in.
It builds up in blood and traps more and more oxygen without anybody knowing until maybe the last FEW seconds.
I was lucky. I fell out of the tractor cab (tractor moving or not moving I have no idea) and flopped around in the snow for a while (I have no idea of time when that happened)
This don't tell you where the leak is but just a heads up OK
 
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