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East of Albuquerque getting bad exhaust coming into the bedroom. Have looked at the exhaust system don't see any reason why. Smell nothing in the engine bay. Looked down from the roof don't see anything wrong. Any ideas. Thanks
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If you smell exhaust, you have a leak somewhere. Check around the exhaust manifolds, the pipe before the muffler, the muffler, etc, etc.
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East of Albuquerque getting bad exhaust coming into the bedroom. Have looked at the exhaust system don't see any reason why. Smell nothing in the engine bay. Looked down from the roof don't see anything wrong. Any ideas. Thanks
If all else fails and you can't find the leak yourself, you should be able to go to any Volvo truck service center and have them perform a smoke test on your exhaust (and intake). Other truck centers might have similar equipment; however, every Volvo service center is supposed to have one.

It takes all of about 5 minutes for them to setup the machine and only a few seconds to see the results.

I used this machine earlier this year and found leaks at the my exhaust manifold, exhaust gaskets and muffler connections.

In my opinion it's the fastest and easiest way to find and see exhaust and/or intake leaks.

Because it's so fast and easy to use you should be able to get out the door for an hour's labor cost or less.
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In a clean condiment squirt bottle sprayed liberally at joints, gasket areas, mating surfaces etc. with the engine running and the exhaust system at operating temperature will help.
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Can they do that on a 8v?
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Can they do that on a 8v?
As long as they can get the adapter into the exhaust tip and inflate it to create a good seal. The manufacturer's info says it can be used with most every intake or exhaust system.
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Super! Thanks everyone!
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We had a engine/ exhaust smell in our bedroom I resealed the engine hatch under the bed with new rope caulking no more smell, haven't seen any signs of a leak in the exhaust system
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