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Old 03-19-2005, 11:05 AM   #1
yellowblaze
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Default That burning smell?!

Anyone ever figure out what it is, and how to fix it? We rented an 05 Outback auto before we bought the baja for a trip to NC, and it had it (had about 4,000 miles on it)-and the Baja has it too (has gotten worse since we bought it with 3,000 on it 12/04, it now has @12,000 on it). Since both are Automatics, and it smells like burnt clutch, we are at a loss. It's buggin the heck out of us!
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Old 03-19-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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There is a substance (I forgot the name) that is used to coat the undecarriage during transit to the dealer that slowly "burns off" during the first few hundred miles of driving. I still have a bit of a burnt smell from that on my '05 Impreza RS at 2,700 miles, but it is a heck of a lot less than it was when the wagon had less than 300 miles. (I have manual transmission.)
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Old 03-19-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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The consensus seems to be that is either some form of underbody coating or "cosmoline" (packing grease) that is cooking off...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=Stinky+Subaru

I have 3700 miles on my BT, and it is mostly gone. However, if I am driving hard, or have driven a long freeway distance, I still get the Stink sometimes.

I have a 5MT, and I have roasted the clutch once, and the Stinky Smell is different. For the new folks to the Baja, power launches with AWD AND high-traction snow tires are not reccomended for clutch happiness.

Anecdotally, it seems Turbo models stink more and longer.

Now there also seems to be trend that a radiatior hose clamp on some models gets weepy and the Stink is leaking (in wee amounts) coolant getting cooked.
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Old 03-19-2005, 06:55 PM   #4
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Long shot, but Impreza in the late 90s had the axel boot torn due to the engine heat, spraying the grease inside the boot, resulting in a burnt smell. Warranty works were done to replace the boot in this case. Check the control arm for grease spots.
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:27 PM   #5
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I just took my 2003 Baja automatic to the dealer to try to figure out the burning smell. What the service dept. came up with is that there was a slight oil leak from the "aftermarket" oil filter and also from a drain plug gasket. I had an oil cange at one of those "quick oil" places several months ago. It's been a couple of days and the smell is gone, so who knows? Maybe something to look into if you have the "burning" smell problem. Hope this helps, guys..BTW, Subaru suggested that I get my oil changed at the dealership!!
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