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Old 04-20-2001, 11:32 AM   #1
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Post why is my wrx stink so bad, REALLY?

ok only 500miles on it. Yes, i occassionaly hit 5-6rpm, not too often. there is just a burning smell pretty much all the time. its not like dirty oil smell, or leaky oil on the exhaust. i am not sure what it is?
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Old 04-20-2001, 12:10 PM   #2
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I think they covered this problem earlier. That smell is probably comming from the stuff that they use to protect the engine from corrosion during its long trip from overseas.
Mine did the same thing for a while. It should go away.
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Old 04-20-2001, 12:15 PM   #3
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That is exactly what it is, my RS had the same problem for the first 1k miles or so, really had me worried. Nothing to worry about. I still don't understand why Subary has this liitle problem, I never heard of other cars doing this. My 98 Nissan pickup had 12miles when I picked it up and it never smelled at all...
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Old 04-20-2001, 02:27 PM   #4
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yeah i guess you are right #1 my rs did it too, but then tehy found out that it was leaking and they had to replace the grease weight in the front axle. it was too thin and coming out the cv boot. i'll wait a bit and see if it goes away. BTW JOE, i'll have sumthin special for you tomorrow
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Old 04-21-2001, 01:24 AM   #5
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Lay off those BEANS, brother!!!
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