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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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We gave a strong smell inside of our Honda CR-V 2010 model I

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We gave a strong smell inside of our Honda CR-V 2010 model I went to the garage and they said it's the turbo we replaced the turbo but it still smells and looks like it's coming from that area
Please can you help
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.


if you're smelling exhaust fumes then I'd start by checking all the exhaust joints - where the manifold joins the head and the down pipe joints just before the catalyst - the best way to do this is to start the engine from cold and feel around each joint with your bare hands - feeling for exhaust gas blowing over your fingers - you'll have about 30 seconds before it all gets too hot.

also check the condition of the EGR valve where it feed the exhaust gas back into the intake manifold

Start by checking the connections to the EGR valve, if either the vacuum pipe of electrical connection are damaged / corroded then the EGR can be on all time which certainly will hurt performance. Its also possible that its a fault with the EGR valve so its worth removing the valve and cleaning it out with brake cleaner, if it looks particularly clogged then replace it.