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Old 01-17-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Possible burning smell from the cat...?

Not sure exactly what it is, but after about 10 minutes of driving, I get a burning smell that enters the cabin. How rich is the stock MY06 tuned....? Could the smell possibly be from burnt gas from the cats.....? Only thing I could think of. Maybe get some EM and even out the air/fuel ratio. Any other ideas, or ways to check/change it...? I would take it to the dealership to have it checked out, but they are notorious for terrible work. Can't even trust them to do a decent oil change.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:44 AM   #2
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forgot to mention, I am 100% stock.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:09 PM   #3
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Could be a number of things. One could be the cat, but you're stock. If you had a tune and a DP, I'd say your UP cat was melted.. hell you could have something melted onto your DP, I ran over a plastic bag and it caught onto my DP and soon enough, my cabin smells like burnt plastic.

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Old 01-17-2007, 12:24 PM   #4
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Could be something just got spilled on your manifold or exhaust somewhere. Any antifreeze or oil leak? Did you recently have fluids changed that maybe some spilling happened?
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:39 PM   #5
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how many miles on the vehicle if it is low miles it is just the car breaking in...if it is more than 6000 miles then i would say check the exhaust system for a bag or if you just got an oil change recently the retards filled it too high..i just had that nice expierence....
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06 UP's dont have a cat... plastic bag would be my guess too...
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:36 PM   #7
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I'd say take it to subaru. But if it is a plastic back melted onto your dp, well then.....wouldn't you look like a dummy.
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my guess is you've got axle grease seeping from the axle seals to transmission

once the car warms up, it will burn off on the tranny
causing a nice burning rubber smell

this should be under warranty if you are still within warranty coverages


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Great ideas guys, thanks. I will have to take a look under the car and see if I can see anything. If not I guess I will have to take it to Subaru.
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Old 03-03-2007, 05:35 PM   #10
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my guess is you've got axle grease seeping from the axle seals to transmission

once the car warms up, it will burn off on the tranny
causing a nice burning rubber smell

this should be under warranty if you are still within warranty coverages


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Anyway for me to check this? It is not so much of a burning rubber smell, as it is an exhaust/fart combined smell. It is a very consistent smell that the more I think about it, only occurs when the car has been sitting outside for a while, then once started up, after about 8-10 minutes, there it is.
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Old 03-03-2007, 05:56 PM   #11
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my guess is you've got axle grease seeping from the axle seals to transmission

once the car warms up, it will burn off on the tranny
causing a nice burning rubber smell

this should be under warranty if you are still within warranty coverages


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I see this often.

Sometimes with the new vehicles there still is a film of Cosmoline on the engine/trans that can smell when warm, but that is usually under 500 miles.
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