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RE: burning smell after hard acceleration

I love the smell of a burning clutch in the morning.... It's the smell

Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
1990 Coupe Quattro

>From: 	Solomon Ngan[SMTP:sngan@alpha.netaccess.on.ca]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, May 14, 1996 6:56 PM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	burning smell after hard acceleration
>Hi everyone,
>Finally weather was so good this afternoon, I gave my 90q20v
>a workout.   At stand still, I dropped the clutch around 4,500 to 
>5,000 rpm.  And I continued pushing to 6,500 rpm between 
>up shifting to 2nd and 3rd.
>The 90q responded nicely with a quite a strong pull.
>But there is a "burning" smell right after that.  I repeated that a 
>few times and everytime such a smell was there again.
>Any idea what that smell may be ?
>Possibly :  1. clutch wear ,  2. tire,  3.  motor oil, I use 
>synthetic oil.  ??? 
>Is there any cause for concern ?
>Other than the smell, the car ran fine.  I was having fun with it.
>Solomon Ngan <sngan@netaccess.on.ca>
>  '93 100s
>  '90 90q20v