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Old 08-22-2002, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Exhaust smells like burnt popcorn, at idle smells sweet

Exhaust side smells like burnt popcorn, at idle the interior smells sweet.

Milled head around 11.8:1 compression, with Comptech 4-2-1 header, Spoon N1, 16 degrees timing at the distributor, B&M fuel modifier bumped to 52PSI, everything else stock. B18C5 motor.

Never like this until I started modifying.

Any ideas? Possibly a high flow cat is in order?



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umm.. maybe u left some kernals in the engine bay.????
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burnt popcorn?? wtf?
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Default Re: Exhaust smells like burnt popcorn, at idle smells sweet (greddyspeed916)

Mine smells like sulfer after a WOT trek into VTEC.
Other than that it just smells like chicken salad around town.
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Default Re: Exhaust smells like burnt popcorn, at idle smells sweet (Bud)

burnt popcorn is probably just a lil oil burning

the sweet smell though u might want to check out ur radiator cause usually a sweet smell is radiator fluid
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Default Re: Exhaust smells like burnt popcorn, at idle smells sweet (KraZyCHOWMEIN)

What you're smelling is burning Rice. LOL

Seriously though, when one of my ricer friends put a huge can on his Civic, it smelled like fried doughnuts.

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Default Re: Exhaust smells like burnt popcorn, at idle smells sweet (Lynx)

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What you're smelling is burning Rice. LOL

Seriously though, when one of my ricer friends put a huge can on his Civic, it smelled like fried doughnuts.
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kettle corn adds more hp and smells sweet! Click the image to open in full size.
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Default Re: Exhaust smells like burnt popcorn, at idle smells sweet (MaliceGSR)

Edwin, my exhaust smells after use as well... I thought it is just because the unit is new. If you want, come over, take a SMELL... if it’s the same odor then it’s the exhaust and not the monster you have camouflaged under the hood.

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Default Re: Exhaust smells like burnt popcorn, at idle smells sweet (RaVAGE00)

A sweet "maple Syrup" smell to the exhaust usually indicates your burning coolant.
The popcorn smell on the otherhand....?
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my type R smells pretty bad after some exercise too! Click the image to open in full size.
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sweet=coolant. Heater core or headgasket???
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Default Re: Exhaust smells like burnt popcorn, at idle smells sweet (Edwin)

As many people had already said, sweet = burn coolant.
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Thanks for the replies guys, I will have to check all the fluid levels tomorrow to rule those things out. No leaks anywhere to be found.
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does it taste like popcorn too?
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