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burning smell

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by skanky, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. skanky
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    [Oct 14, 2006]
    just had a drive around today and noticed a sort of burning smell coming from the engine bay. even after a few hours of driving the smell is still there, also come into the cabin if the fan (and possibly aircon) is on.

    it drives as usual but i did notice the rpms shoot to 4000 two or three times and i wasnt hard on the accelerator at all.

    i know its a vague description to provide a solution to but any rough guesses to where i should start looking?
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  3. RichA3Turbo
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    [Oct 14, 2006]
    Track down the smell! Just sniff about the engine bay and see where it is strongest. make sure you didnt get a bit of plastic stuck to the cat or something like that.

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    [Oct 14, 2006]
    Could it be your clutch burning out? That would explain the revs shooting too.
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    [Oct 14, 2006]
    Could be new engine time ?
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    [Oct 14, 2006]
    hope its not the clutch :/

    the only thing i've done recently is to cut a tiny piece of the heatshield covering a component of some sort (left hand side when standing from the front) when mounting the upper chassis brace. hope its just that and not the clutch.
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