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Old 02-07-2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default A rubber smell from the hood?

I just did a 4k launch on my 04 wrx. I launched it mulitple times before and it never smelled this bad before. Is this normal?
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:28 AM   #2
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That is probably some burnt clutch you smell.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
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yeah man, im pretty sure you burned out the clutch....OUCH
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:50 AM   #4
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is that bad? i drove around and stuff it feels fine just that smell is really bad.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:03 AM   #5
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Well you didn't completely burn it out if you said it still feels like it did... You defiantly shaved some of its life away though.

Lesson of the day... Don't do 4k drops if you don't know what your doing and what you are damaging.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:09 AM   #6
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i sure did learn my lesson !
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:12 AM   #7
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I assume you just dumped the clutch?
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:12 AM   #8
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Ugh. did this last month. Keep the windows down. It probably sunk in to your interior and is lingering bad. It should go away withing 48 hrs.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:13 AM   #9
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:23 AM   #10
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burnt clutch does not smell like rubber. which is it, rubber or clutch lining?
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:02 AM   #11
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^^^^ ....and clutch lining smells similiar to overheated brake linings in case you're not familiar with the odor.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:24 AM   #12
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burnt clutch smells uhhhhhhhh... awful

If you care about your car in any way - stop the clutch dumps

sooner or later something's gonna give

either your clutch, or your tranny

either way you'll be out $500 +.....


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Old 08-01-2008, 06:15 PM   #13
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1. tranny breaks
2. "omg tranny is weak! i was just cruising!"
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:10 PM   #14
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yea thats why if you are practicing launching wait till you want ot replace the clutch and the ndo it although you might hurt the tranny so be careful or do what i did and borrow your friends wrx
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:39 PM   #15
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some clutches do smell like rubber, but subaru OEM ones smell like old garbage. Burnt rubber smell could also be one of the accessory belts slipping.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:44 PM   #16
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Quote:
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burnt clutch smells uhhhhhhhh... awful

If you care about your car in any way - stop the clutch dumps

sooner or later something's gonna give

either your clutch, or your tranny

either way you'll be out $500 +.....


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LOL,

You sold me the parts. "No VIN number needed, STi's are easy." PDX tuning did the install.

I think I killed my clutch backing up my driveway...
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