Unknown Burning Smell

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Wed Sep 27 10:25:56 EDT 2000

Check the temperatures (hold the back of your hand near, not on) the 
wheels.  Dragging brakes can heat them up abnormally and cause a burning 
odor.  Also check your fluid levels.  A Pentosin leak can be dripping oil 
onto a hot exhaust.

At 10:55 PM 09/26/2000 -0500, Matthew Caprio wrote:

>Lately (last two times driving the car) I had a strange, strong burning
>smell outside the car after I shut down.  Did not notice the smell inside
>the car at all.  First time was after a 2 hour drive, second time was after
>a short (10 minute) drive.
>I looked around and saw nothing apparently causing the smell.  Radiator
>cooling fan still seems to be running normally, all lights functioning
>normally.  Where should I look?
>Smell is sort of hard to place... Sort of smells like you left the
>soldering iron on for about an hour..  not oil smell, not electrical smell,
>not coolant smell..  Car is NON turbo 5000sq
>Thanks in advance
>88 5ksq
>Matthew Caprio
>Austin, TX
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