Buick SKYLARK 1996 Owner Manual

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Engine Exhaust

Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide {CD}. which you can’t see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death.

You might have exhaust coming in if:

0 Your exhaust system sounds strange or different.

0 Your vehicle gets rusty underneath. Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.

Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris. Repairs weren‘t done correctly. Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. [I' you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle:

0 Drive it onl‘iI with all the windows down to blow out an}r CD; and I Have your vehicle fixed im mediately.

Running Your Engine 1While You’re Parked

it‘s better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to. here are some things to know.

Idling the engine with the air system control ofl'

could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle {see the earlier Caution under “Engine


Also. idling in a closed-in place can Iel deadly carbon monoxide {CD} into your vehiée even if the fan switch is at the highest setting. fine place

this can happen is a garage. Exhaust .. 1Ilrilh CD -- can come in easily. NEVER park in a

garage with the engine running.

Another closed -in place can he a blizzard. {See “Blizzard“ in the Index.)


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