Engine & Gearbox Burning oil/tarmac odour.

Discussion in '7th Generation (2001-2005)' started by moob, Monday 4th Aug, 2014.

  1. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Another query, sorry.

    Once I've driven for a short period, I get the above odour in the cabin when stationary.

    I've checked for oil spills etc, but can't see anything obvious. The temp gauge etc is fine and no signs of overheating.
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Every time I've had this in the past it's been an oil spill, if you can't see anything from the top of the bay, I would definitely go checking for an oil leak underneath.
     
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  3. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I noticed a leak from the gear box but can't understand why that would cause the smell.
     
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  4. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    That would be it, I would assume the MTF is leaking onto the exhaust, oil plus high heat would cause the smell.
     
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    Cheers dude.
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You need to get the car on a ramp and have a look underneath. As DD days could be leaking my. Although shouldn't be leaking in such a quantity that you can smell it burning.
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The gear boxes have oil breathers which is miles away from the exhaust chaps so unless moob is doing rallying this can't be a possibility. Where is this leak from the gearbox from ? Drivershaft seals then it's a possibility.
     
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  9. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I'll have a look when I get a chance. Crazy busy with work as usual and I guess it's not a major problem.
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hopefully not bud.
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I've got a seeping driveshaft oil seal on the gearbox, will be replacing these when I do my clutch (and potentially EP3 gears mod).
     
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