1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New Car: Slight Burning Smell

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jasonmymail, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. jasonmymail

    jasonmymail Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Had the TDi 170 for 6 days now, great car but get a whiff of burning smell after I've driven it - only when I get out of the car and it's only slight, but noticable.

    Is this normal for a new car and should I be adding oil or something?
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. PJLarge

    PJLarge Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    1
    Mine did the same just once - going up a long hill on a dual carriageway (2 miles) and hit traffic at the top so was reduced to ~2mph. It's just engine components going through their first heat cycles and burning off assembly grease / paint etc. Nothing to worry about unless you see flames :ohmy:
     
  4. Tim Stuart

    Tim Stuart Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Same happened with me when I first drove mine back in August with 8 miles on the clock. It's now 4k up and I've never smelt it since.
     
  5. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    5,604
    Likes Received:
    3
    Do keep an eye on your oil though.
    Many on here,including me,have found the Audi diesels can consume it at a frightening rate,especially for the first few thousand miles.
    1000(ish) miles per litre is not unusual.
     
  6. jasonmymail

    jasonmymail Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    OK cheers guys - thanks for the advice, will keep an eye on the oil :)
     

Share This Page