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Burning smell - Volkswagen Cars & Trucks

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 29-11-2021

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Engine side smoke or exhaust end? Try using a flashlight in the shade. This will make smoke easier to see sue to contrast.

also, if it smells like burnt plastic, find out where from. thats usually electrical.

also happens alot when...
-oils splashes from valve cover
-something touches the exhaust manifold, or the exhaust pipe
-wires rub through on the frame or chassis or accessories.
-power-steering pump or alternator are locking up - these make loud noises too
-catalytic convertor is clogged, and overheating (check with a infrared thermometer, one side should be 10-15+ degrees cooler than the other....usually )
Vechicle could be burning oil.or look under hood for valve cover gasket leaks. oil leaking on hot engine and exhaust manifold will cause burn smell.check drive belt could be slipping.make sure brakes not dragging or if you replace brakes pads you will smell burn smell until new brake shoes or pads break in.
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