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Strong exhaust smell

voolooz Aug 9, 2018

  1. voolooz

    voolooz New Member

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    After some spirited driving I get a strong exhaust smell, is this normal?
     
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  3. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    These engines can always get a bit smelly when driven hard, normal I’d say
     
  4. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Seriously ?!?

    I wonder what causes that
     
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  5. voolooz

    voolooz New Member

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    Cheers mate, only just purchased the car so I'm on edge with anything that I'm not used to.
     
  6. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    No worries.

    The PFL used to smell really strong for the first thousand miles, somebody said it was all the plastics in the engine bay.. loved the smell, but smelt wrong haha.

    Can always tell when mine has been driven a little harder by smell, nothing to worry about just get out there and enjoy it! Make sure you leave it idle for a couple of minutes if you go from giving it a kicking to a stop in an instant, turbo needs time to cool. Mine is left idling for 20 seconds or so after every drive.
     
  7. Slowracer

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    If a little bit of oil has been spilt on the engine during a top up, it will smell when hot and will take a while to burn off.
     
  8. monopole

    monopole reformation proclamation Team Floret Silver Audi RS3 Sportback

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    Do you mean brand new, or used car which your the new owner... I only noticed this smell within the first few hundred miles with a brand new car, but can't say I have noticed it for a while, 3k miles in.
     
  9. voolooz

    voolooz New Member

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    Used car PFL with 32k
     

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