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Unread 11-02-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
YJHoller
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Chasing A Smell

Here is the situation. I swapped out my old 4.2 last winter and put in a 4.0 Since then there has been this lingering smell, which is a combination of oil/grease/exhuast. Has anyone had any similar experiences or know of some things to look at?

Just some more info about my YJ. Its an 88 with about 190,000 miles on it. The engine has about 160,000. Its a hardtop, with hard doors. 5-speed manual. Can't think of anything else that would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 11-02-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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I would think about where you could be leaking oil, grease, and or fuel from and check there.....
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Unread 11-02-2003, 10:18 PM   #3
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I would check the cross member that holds up the tranny,my rear main was leaking and a bunch of oil collected on the top of it all by the cat converter and tranny and had that smell for awhile untill i took it down and cleaned it all off.
Its like the cat would warm that area up enough to give that smell but not hot enough to just burn it all off.
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Unread 11-04-2003, 08:52 AM   #4
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Good Call

I am not leaking fluid of any type, or atleast not much. But I will definately check the cross member. I actually have a skid-plate, which I guess would hold even more fluid. I appreciate the hint.
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