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Re: Back in the shop

To: "Bob Howard" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Back in the shop
From: "Hans Duinhoven" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 16:09:37 +0100
Sometimes we have some nasty fumes inside my GT as well.
Comes from the exhaust when the rear left window is open. It sometimes opens
in itself and I have to find out why. Can this be adjusted?

other things to check:
The battery box cover has a runner "ring" in order to prevent fumes coming
into the car.
Mine was in a bad shape, so I replaced this with some self adhesive stuff
from a diy shop.

In front of the air inlet where the bonnet closes into, there should be some
foam as well in order to prevent fumes getting into the cabin air inlet from
the engine bay.
Also the edge of the engine bay should be equipped with a rubber liner which
is available at the MG parts shop.

The pedal box cover ought to have some isolating foam in order to prevent
getting fumes from the engine bay into the pedal area. Remove the cover and
check that this stuff is in place near the inside edge of this cover.

The pedal housing itself should have a well fit gasket, which is available
at MG part shops.

Don't forget the blank panel where pedals of UK etc. cars are to be found.
This plate should be equipped with a proper gasket!

As mentioned before by Bob, check that all unused holes in the firewall are
covered with a grommet or otherwise.

Good luck.


----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Howard <>
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Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: Back in the shop

> Larry,
>    Fumes into the GT can come from firewall and from the rear
> deck/battery area.  The firewall may have a lot of holes punched in it by
> DPOs plus those that have wires and cables running through grommets. I
> spent a day with my GT trying to find all of them to cut down on smell
> and to reduce cold winter draughts.  Most are under control, though there
> are some I just can't find.  Replace tired grommets and goo up other
> holes with black silicone.  If you park outside on a sunny day, hood up,
> you may see points of light.  Also, make a gasket set for the
> brake/clutch housings. I used flat foam packing, the stuff that stores
> use to wrap glassware. Put it under the pedal bracket, cut so pedals can
> swing, and use a piece across the top of the bracket to seal the
> underside of the pedal cover. Readjust stop light switch afterward.
>   Battery cover lids may need new gasket too.  Look for missing plastic
> plugs in body holes.
>   Driving on wet pavement makes much more tire noise than driving on dry.
>  Try it, listening for areas where road noise enters the car. Noisy entry
> points are likely to be areas where seals and gaskets are missing, all
> entry points for fumes too.
> Bob
> > The biggest problem that I seem to have with my BGT is nasty fumes
> > getting into the passenger compartment and making my passengers
> > unhappy. Are there common problems and solutions to this? Should I
> > just fiberglass over the whole firewall?
> >
> > -----
> >
> >    Larry

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