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Old 10-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by pablo94sc View Post
Car was built on Feb 2, 2011, so you'd think that by now the smell would have gone. I'm thinking some sort of cleaning agent was used that made this smell, so hoping a good shampoo and cleaning will get rid of whatever chemicals they used. It's obnoxious, to say the least.
Check under the hood for a possible oil leak on the Variable cam solenoid seal. I had the seal leaking big time before and the smell was very strong.

I too was under the impression it was a new car smell, but I was wrong. All you need to do is a visual check under the hood with the engine running. If the VCT seal is leaking you will see some liquid on the engine head and possibly see some oil gushing.
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