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Old Yesterday, 03:27 PM   #21
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2.5 years and mine smells like a Stingray
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That's funny, mine got super soaked last week, I had to drive thru some huge puddles, and I found that the insulation in the wheel wells started to smell fishy... (they got super soaked), my son made a comment that my car smelled like fish? They have since dried out and the fish smell went away. I attribute my fish smell to insulation material and moisture.. stick your head in the wheel well, that is where it is coming from. did you drive it in the rain? Now all I smell is leather when i get in it.... NICE!

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I have found the source of your problem.

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Just traded my 2014 at 13k miles and still had the smell, loved that it had that "new" car smell still after 3 years, now the new 2017 Z06 has a different kind of new smell, but not the same as the 2014, but do still hope it sticks around.
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Thought you might enjoy that.

On a more serious note, it sounds like the smell is not the glue/composite smell that we're all used to, especially at first, with our vettes. I wonder if you have a small a/c leak and pag oil is getting on a hot manifold or something? Pag oil is kind of stinky. Happened on our new GS and they replaced the a/c compressor a couple of weeks ago. Hope you find it.
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I guess no one paid attention to my post.

I said that when I get OUT of the car, not while I'm in it.

When I in it it smells great like fresh leather. When I get out of the car, the smell emanating from under the car, under the hood and even the back end of the car smells like fish.

I do appreciate all the replies though thank you.
Don't get out, just keep driving.

JK, I never noticed anything like this upon exiting.
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If it is really not a pleasant smell, just get a car air freshener until that new car smell begins to wear off.
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I've got the same problem on my 2017 Z. Inside smells like wonderful 3LZ leather. When I get out it sometimes smells like fish. The first time it happened it was very bad. Now it is only present occasionally, and I notice that it seems to happen when I've been using the AC right up until I park. If I don't use the AC at all or if I turn it off long before I park, I don't really smell it. Doesn't seem to come from the front or engine compartment. Seems like l smell it more from the rear intake vents and the vents behind the trans cooler and diff cooler.

I do have to say that the first time I noticed it was the first time I drove it after I got totally soaked in a huge torrential downpour for about a 45 min drive. It was really the first time the car got really wet.

Any chance the AC drain got plugged underneath? I still notice water dripping out on the front right side above the catalytic converter when I park so it must not be totally plugged if it IS that. Any help guys?
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