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Vladimir
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Acidic smell

Post by Vladimir » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:19 pm

Hi
Have some acidic smell In the cabin when starting up the engine and coming up while driving occasionally, changed the batteries that were quite old thinking they would expel some sulphuric fumes but still having the same issue right after.
Could it be the carburators, poor combustion ? Running fine no issue neither smoke from exhaust altough backfire in steep road descents.

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Re: Acidic smell

Post by rmel » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:35 am

Well if you have that smell of a bad egg salad sandwich that's not likely
the carb or exhaust.

Double check the voltage on the top battery, should be less than 30V.
If your regulator is bad it's possible you may be overcharging resulting
in boiling off sulfur dioxide. You can also feel the battery case they
should not be running hot.
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Re: Acidic smell

Post by Vladimir » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:55 pm

Thank you rmei,
Even with new batteries ? will check so.

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Re: Acidic smell

Post by rmel » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:05 pm

Yes even with new batteries. If the alternator is bad outputting say 40v those new batteries will boil just as easily. So testing the charging circuit will at least eliminate that possibility.



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Re: Acidic smell

Post by Vladimir » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:52 pm

Understood will check it out
Thank you

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