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Old 02-07-2006, 06:50 AM
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I've noticed this strong burning smell from the engine bay. Smells like burning plastic or rubber. The coolant is low but I don't see any visible leaks? Hmmm...
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:04 PM
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check the sound deadening material on the hood....my intake used to burn it sometimes and it was STINKY
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:32 PM
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Hm... is the belt making any noise? Does it looked glazed at all?
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No strange noises at all. First time I've noticed this.

Rally, yea my intake rubs it a lot, that could be the problem.
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No strange noises at all. First time I've noticed this.

Rally, yea my intake rubs it a lot, that could be the problem.

Go for a drive and see if it smells when you put your head near it......after a while mine was burning.
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mine always smells like it's burning..
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mine always smells like it's burning..
just cause wintson is hot
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:45 PM
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hahahaha
actually he's pretty cool he has a 180 degree stat in there
im just sayin he smells like smoke, but on the inside =)
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hahaha yesss!!
those actually taste like complete garbage otherwise i would smoke em
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Just drove to school, smelt the burning again. I looked under the hood and saw splatters on the battery close to where the brake fluid reservoir is, but I don't think thats it. The splatters look like they've been there a while.

I smelled the hood liner, had a funny odor. I'm thinking that might be it.
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Just drove to school, smelt the burning again. I looked under the hood and saw splatters on the battery close to where the brake fluid reservoir is, but I don't think thats it. The splatters look like they've been there a while.

I smelled the hood liner, had a funny odor. I'm thinking that might be it.
Drive it around for awhile, then park it and leave it idling and pop the hood. Maybe you'll be able to spot something while it's hot.
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carry a fire extinguisher.
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I got a big bottle of water!
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Did you do anything like run over a plastic grocery bag that may have gotten caught up in there and is cooking?

Have you had any maintenance? Oil change? Recently?

Does it hurt when you pee?
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