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Old 11-10-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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I have a burning smell coming from my brand new 9-2x. It only has 20 miles on it. It smells like the clutch on my old car when I used to go up extremely steep hills. Am I riding the clutch too hard? Or is this normal during the break in period? Thanks all.
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Old 11-10-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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Its probably the protective grease coating burning off the engine (I forget what the stuff is called). Cars' mechanicals are coated in it for the long ship-ride over from Japan to protect from corrosion.
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Old 11-10-2004, 01:30 PM   #3
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I got the same thing on my sti for the first 50 miles or so. I thought I was beating up the clutch, but it went away shortly thereafter. Who knows? Maybe I was beating it up a little until I grew accustomed to it.
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Old 11-10-2004, 02:58 PM   #4
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Is this your first new car?
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Old 11-10-2004, 03:09 PM   #5
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It's normal, unless it's a terrible smell, the clutch has never been used before, so it gets a little hammered into operation.
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Old 11-10-2004, 03:15 PM   #6
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It's normal, unless it's a terrible smell, the clutch has never been used before, so it gets a little hammered into operation.
agreed. bad smells are normal. horrid smells and or smoke is not. It should go away in a day or so, depending on how much you drive.
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