Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday July 22, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
duetomorrow
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 332227
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Between Lake and Cook
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza WRX
DGM

Default n00b help. '13 WRX burning smell/worse?

So stupidly, I got a car wash before I left on vacation. Bad news was, it dropped to 12 degrees f that night and I left the parking brake on. The next morning, I couldn't move the car, forward or back, it was stuck in my driveway. After a lot of revving and gassing, it jolted and started moving, not without making what my brother described as a loud sickening crack sound and a lot of burning smell. Is this something I need to worry about when I return from vacation?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
duetomorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
brapple
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 327032
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Gales Ferry, CT
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i Premium
Blue

Default

The cracking sounds was most likely the pads becoming unstuck from the rotor.

The smell .... how much and how long did you slip the clutch?
brapple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #3
duetomorrow
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 332227
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Between Lake and Cook
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza WRX
DGM

Default

Maybe a good 30 seconds, a minute at most. I mean since I'm under warranty still, is it something I should bring to the dealership?
duetomorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
auskip07
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 315643
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Atlanta Ga
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sedan
DGM 5mt

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by duetomorrow View Post
Maybe a good 30 seconds, a minute at most. I mean since I'm under warranty still, is it something I should bring to the dealership?
They dont warranty against abuse.

im sure you could have yanked up on the parking brake back and forth and that would have broken the bond. Its Ice not cement
auskip07 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
aeoporta
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 334126
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York
Vehicle:
2013 5mt Sp Premium
Venetian Red & Dark Gray

Default

aeoporta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

I wouldn't worry about it. My Impreza makes a melting-vacuum-cleaner-belt smell when I need to slip the clutch, so I'd say it's normal.
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
duetomorrow
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 332227
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Between Lake and Cook
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza WRX
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aeoporta View Post
Thank you for valuable input.
Everyone else, I really appreciate it. I've never experienced that on of my previous cars so that was kind of new and I tend to worry more than I probably should.
duetomorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 11:29 AM   #8
aeoporta
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 334126
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York
Vehicle:
2013 5mt Sp Premium
Venetian Red & Dark Gray

Default

so your angry at me because
1 you washed your car in winter
2 you didn't check the weather forecast
3 you probably pulled that ebrake up by ALOT so pads got stuck to rotors,
very securely
4 you don't know how to disengage it without revving the crap out of a cold engine
5 you didn't read the section of the manual about parking in cold temperatures

2 options pour hot water on them or heat them up with something
I would only use the tourch and hammer method if I drove a semi truck so
hot water method for your car. You could also have tried one of those portable
heat lamps, hair dryer, etc.



aeoporta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 07:58 AM   #9
duetomorrow
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 332227
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Between Lake and Cook
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza WRX
DGM

Default

No, I'm pointing out that your trolling a person that is a self proclaimed newbie that made a silly mistake, thus your post only unnecessarily points out what I've already admitted. Furthermore, I really had to move my car and I really had no options in terms of the car wash nor had a place to store my car because of circumstances beyond my control (for starters, I'm currently in Japan for the next few weeks with no one to care for my car while I'm gone and I'm not leaving it a mess while I'm gone).

Tl;dr: why are you posting just to embellish on what I made obvious about my idiocy? Or does it make you feel better to troll new owners?
duetomorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
aeoporta
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 334126
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York
Vehicle:
2013 5mt Sp Premium
Venetian Red & Dark Gray

Default

So trolling is equated to pointing out that you should read the manual and use common sense instead of beating on your new car. Hmm you could have even googled for the answer. Yep unamused
aeoporta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 10:21 PM   #11
duetomorrow
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 332227
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Between Lake and Cook
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza WRX
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aeoporta View Post
So trolling is equated to pointing out that you should read the manual and use common sense instead of beating on your new car. Hmm you could have even googled for the answer. Yep unamused
So as you keep jumping to conclusions, let me also explain a situation to it's fullest because you keep posting implying that I didn't read the manual. For the record, I did, like that part where you're supposed to leave the car in gear to prevent the E brake from freezing. Then that part where I mentioned it was a n00b (see: novice, newbie, inexperienced) mistake (as in, I'm aware that I shouldn't have done it but did it anyway)?

Here's some more unnecessary context of the situation.

-I had about a minute to move my car as it was blocking a family member who had to leave on emergency, so I really didn't have the option to go inside my complex and Google the answer. That also leaves waiting several minutes for my car to warm out of the question.
-I don't have a hair dryer or heaters. I don't live in convenience where we generally need things we rarely use.
-My falling asleep pre-maturely on the couch after work (before I can suggest switching cars with my family member before I fell asleep to the car freezing overnight) didn't help.
-I admittedly never thought about hot water but since this is the first time (again, see beginner) this has happened and I really had to move my car, I was in quite a bit of a panic.
-I washed the car because I didn't want to leave the caked in salt while I left the country for several weeks, but didn't have the time to get it washed otherwise (heavy work schedule).

That's just the tip of the iceberg but I figured rather than tell a boring background and possibly what some may interpret as a sob story, I'd just come forward, admit it was an idiotic newbie mistake, and ask if there was anything I needed to worry about so I don't stress out several thousand miles away for a few weeks.

So despite that, you continue to basically are implying how idiotic I was? So I don't have the right to call trolling?

Good to know that there really is no place on the internet for good ol' fashioned help (because even Google yields Yahoo! Answers which is always 100% reliable!)
duetomorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.