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Your Favorite Automotive Smell

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by SMS, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. SMS

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    Brake Fluid
    New Motor Oil
    Used Motor Oil
    Antifreeze
    Freon
    Fresh Race Gas
    Used Stale Gas
    Brake Cleener
    Gear Oil
    "Rubbery" Air From Tire
    Boiling Battery Acid
    Electrical Smoke
    Laquer Paint / Thinner
    Sanding Bondo
    Fiberglass Resin
    Windshield / Trim Adhesive
    Carnuba Wax
    New Leather
    Crank Case Blow-by
    Burned Clutch Disc
     
  2. cptndon

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  3. JM4re

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    2 of my favorite smells are 1) getting into the Rolls (or Bentley as case may be) and letting that scented wall of leather hit you when you open the door. Very cool how it retains itself. 2) Sitting in a Ferrari 355/360/430 spider on a cold start and letting the exhaust fumes work their way over the engine back to the cabin and smelling the gas as the engine's warming.
     
  4. wingfeather

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    New leather & bondo are a tie.
     
  5. B R

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    Yeah, more of a motorcycle smell, I prefered the Blendzall :)
     
  6. SMS

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    I forgot a couple good ones for the list:
    Tire smoke
    Nitrous Oxide
     
  7. lor2435

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    new leather and gas
     
  8. Kds

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    The interior smell that hits you when you sit inside a Porsche 964 (the 1990-1994 model year 911).........

    I cannot describe it other than to say it is the perfect example of the odor of "German automotive technology".
     
  9. rollsorferrari?

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    no new-car scent? i'd have to go with smoke from tires though.
     
  10. ferraripete

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    how about burnt race fuel!!!!! the next is brake pads at temp!!!!
     
  11. FerrariF50lover

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    Race gas and burnt rubber. I also like the smell of burnt 2 stroke oil
     
  12. 4re308

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    I looove the smell of 100+ octane fuel.
     
  13. djui5

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    Diesel oil...
     
  14. KTG

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    Toluene!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. fiorano94

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    Race fuel....

    God i love an F430 GT2 flying by you, then the fantastic smell of the gas:D
     
  16. KTG

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    Plus it lowers your cholesterol for a day or so...from what I've heard
     
  17. otaku

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    new leather especially really nice italian leather (or the english stuff) very nice
     
  18. Ike

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    The old mercedes have a distinct smell too. I've always wondered what it was from.
     
  19. Ryan S.

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    old mercedes diesels(80s). The smell of the paddock at CART races(never been to an F1 race but i am sure it is similar). The smell of my Audi when it was new. The smell of late 90s BMWs..
     
  20. Ryan S.

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    what year are you talking about? i think it was either the wood they used in the early 80s cars or the fact that the early 80s seats were actually stuffed with some type of Hay. My 80 240 D actually had hay for stuffing in the seats. The seat back of the drivers side seat fell off and i was like what the hell is there hay in here for? I thought maybe my mom used it to carry some pots or something but nope, looked in the back of the seat back and sure enough the dang thing was stuffed with this weird look hay/wheat type stuff lol..
     
  21. Ike

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    I've driven an old 80's 300D that had the smell, a late 80's E class gas, an early 90's E class diesel, and my 94 C class. They all have the same interior smell.

    I looked at a MB sedan from the 60's and the salesman told me that the horse hair was starting to come through the leather.
     
  22. SMS

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    The car we just bought came from a guy who had planes and had his own fuel depot, so he used his 100 AV gas in the cars. I hated to use that tank up it smelled sssoooooooooo good.
     
  23. Razzer92

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    For some reason i like the smell of gasoline, its bad smelling it but i just like the smell, mmmmmm gas.
     
  24. bounty

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    My benz smells like crayola crayons...it's a good smell that i've come to love.
     
  25. Hannah

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    Loool my parents would never let me get out of the car at the filling station when I was younger...I love the smell of gas!! And burning rubber....

    That's kinda weird isn't it ?? :rolleyes:
     

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