Funny Burnt Smell after "giving it the gun"

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Old 21 Mar 2005, 05:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Funny Burnt Smell after "giving it the gun"

after "flooring" it for a little bit, it smells like something is burning
from under the hood. Everything smells fine at a normal pace, but giving
it the gun and passing somebody, or trying to get through a yellow light,
gives off a funny burning smell.

any suggestions?

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Old 21 Mar 2005, 07:34 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:29:16 -0600, Smowk wrote:

> after "flooring" it for a little bit, it smells like something is burning
> from under the hood. Everything smells fine at a normal pace, but giving
> it the gun and passing somebody, or trying to get through a yellow light,
> gives off a funny burning smell.
>
> any suggestions?
>
> smowk


I get that in my LHS as well, but I can't tell you what it is! I had a
240SX that did it also. All in all, unless you see leaking/dripping
fluids, I would just monitor it to see if it gets worse.
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Old 21 Mar 2005, 08:49 pm   #3 (permalink)
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hachiroku <levin@ae86.gts> wrote in news:yCK%d.11950$Ue6.5874@trndny04:

> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:29:16 -0600, Smowk wrote:
>
>> after "flooring" it for a little bit, it smells like something is
>> burning from under the hood. Everything smells fine at a normal
>> pace, but giving it the gun and passing somebody, or trying to get
>> through a yellow light, gives off a funny burning smell.
>>
>> any suggestions?
>>
>> smowk

>
> I get that in my LHS as well, but I can't tell you what it is! I had a
> 240SX that did it also. All in all, unless you see leaking/dripping
> fluids, I would just monitor it to see if it gets worse.
>


i do notice a REALLY slow oil leak. maybe a drip or 2 comes out leaving
the car overnight.

is it worth getting checked out?
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Old 21 Mar 2005, 10:39 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 20:49:10 -0600, Smowk wrote:

> hachiroku <levin@ae86.gts> wrote in news:yCK%d.11950$Ue6.5874@trndny04:
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>> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:29:16 -0600, Smowk wrote:
>>
>>> after "flooring" it for a little bit, it smells like something is
>>> burning from under the hood. Everything smells fine at a normal
>>> pace, but giving it the gun and passing somebody, or trying to get
>>> through a yellow light, gives off a funny burning smell.
>>>
>>> any suggestions?
>>>
>>> smowk

>>
>> I get that in my LHS as well, but I can't tell you what it is! I had a
>> 240SX that did it also. All in all, unless you see leaking/dripping
>> fluids, I would just monitor it to see if it gets worse.
>>

>
> i do notice a REALLY slow oil leak. maybe a drip or 2 comes out leaving
> the car overnight.
>
> is it worth getting checked out?



Um, I was watching TV earlier and totally forgot that I had my LHS
oil-undercoated before winter. That's what I'm smelling!

Any leak is a potantial problem. Best to doscover where it's coming from.
Rear seal? Front seal? Oil pan or filter? Just as an aside, ALL my Toys
have leaked oil! The worst was an '80 Corolla SR-5; after 2 years it was
spraying out from the oil pan gasket! Evry 6 months I got under the car
and tightened the bolts (Carefully...they screw into aluminum...) and it
never leaked again. My next car, the GTS did the same thing. Check the
gasket; it could be (like my SR-5) that the oil is spraying out when
you're driving and burning on the exhaust. You can also try cleaning the
engine and seeing where the leak is originating.
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Old 24 Mar 2005, 06:56 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I thought amber lights meant caution slow down NOT gun it! That's what we
have red light cameras for. Its from the tires spinning.

"Smowk" <SmowkOne@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> after "flooring" it for a little bit, it smells like something is burning
> from under the hood. Everything smells fine at a normal pace, but giving
> it the gun and passing somebody, or trying to get through a yellow light,
> gives off a funny burning smell.
>
> any suggestions?
>
> smowk



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Old 24 Mar 2005, 09:12 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Wolfgang" <NOwolfgangdieterSPAM@cox.net> wrote in
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> I thought amber lights meant caution slow down NOT gun it! That's
> what we have red light cameras for. Its from the tires spinning.
>
> "Smowk" <SmowkOne@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9620BC0B2AA9BSmowkieBandit@216.196.97.131. ..
>> after "flooring" it for a little bit, it smells like something is
>> burning from under the hood. Everything smells fine at a normal
>> pace, but giving it the gun and passing somebody, or trying to get
>> through a yellow light, gives off a funny burning smell.
>>
>> any suggestions?
>>
>> smowk

>
>
>


yes
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Old 25 Mar 2005, 07:41 am   #7 (permalink)
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My '94 Camry 4 cyl. with 128,000 miles doesn't leak a drop of oil.
I've been under the car, and wiped down the oil pan and transmission
pan, plus when I sweep out the garage floor on weekends, there's no
evidence of oil drops at all, but . . .
doing my own mechanical work makes the cost a _lot_ more reasonable
than having someone else do it - for example $12 to change the oil pan
gasket, and apart from the rear main oil seal (hoping judicious and
frequent oil changes plus Lucas will keep it alive a long, long time),
every other seal that could possibly leak has been changed - and most
were hardened and seeping very slightly:
Distributor O-ring ($2?), valve cover gasket, PCV grommet (hardened and
cracked), oil cap gasket, camshaft oil seal (precautionary only - was
probably fine), oil pump oil seal and gasket (couple dollars in parts
only), crankshaft oil seal (again under $10), timing cover gasket set
(that one cost more but prior mechanic left one section off and
remainder showed cracking), plus the aforementioned oil pan gasket, and
transmission pan gasket (plus fix two stripped bolts courtesy of a
prior mechanic).
Power steering gets Lucas also, as preventative.
So far, not a drop.
I consider all those oil seals just a normal part of preventative
maintenance. I like the car not to smell like burning oil after being
driven hard and after doing all this maintenance work on the car, and
running synthetics throughout, I do occasionally run it hard - but it
runs exceptionally well. Yesterday, getting boxed up in traffic in the
number four lane, pressed the accelerator to the floor, moved
progressively into the number one lane, leaving congestion behind -
seeking a nice open spot, glancing at the tachometer noticed it reading
just over 6,000 RPM. That's why I run clean top quality oil, and keep
all the fluids perfect - my little 4 cylinder "sleeper" moves
extraordinarily well. I never trust placing extreme loads on the car
until I've personally been all through it, hands on.
Now if you're paying someone else to do all this work and spending
thousands of dollars, may not be worth it. I suppose that's why people
enter the cycle of continuous, lifelong lease or car payments with
replacement every few years.
As most everyone here knows, the Toyotas have the ability to break that
cycle rather nicely.

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