Smelly Car (burnt oil)

Shayne thequattroking at
Wed Feb 13 19:59:57 EST 2002

My money is on a leaky rack.  Symptoms were just as described.  I had that
one happen.  Except it leaked on and off.  Was hard to find.

Shayne P.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

>My 200 TQA has the beautiful odor of burning oil from oil getting on to the
>cats, and I'm having a real hard time figuring out where it is coming from.
>Smells like tranny oil to me, but I don't know what burning hydraulic oil
>smells like. It is not from the half shaft seals, the backup switch or that
>little cover on the right side of the tranny. It appears to be coming from
>the right side near the tranny mount. Any clues?  TIA

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