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 Post subject: Burning smell under the hood, any ideas?
Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:02 pm 
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When I get out my car and sniff up after a 10minute drive I can smell a burning type of smell, it's from under the bonnet but I have no idea where to look
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 Post subject: Re: Burning smell under the hood, any ideas?
Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:23 pm 
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Under the bonnet would be a good start..................

 

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 Post subject: Re: Burning smell under the hood, any ideas?
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:59 am 
Getting Side Ways
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around the exhaust manifold and cat, could be oil dripping onto them or the accelerator/cruise cables melting.

Once it's warm look for smoke..
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Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:37 am 
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one of the old engins here had a leak at the front right of the sump gasket.

after driving for a while the oil would drip off the edge of the sump and wind would blow it back onto the exhaust down near the cat converter and it would stink up the place. the whole top of the engine was spotless but the whole bottom right side would get coated in oil.
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 Post subject: Re: Burning smell under the hood, any ideas?
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:44 pm 
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this might sound silly but it could very well be your brakes,if i have stoped hard a few times before i get out of my car it usually lets off a smell, especially on my way home from work on my last night :lol:

 

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