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Old 01-29-2001, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hi guys.

I just had my oil changed a few days ago (36,000km).

Anyways, since then, theres been a slight burning oil smell coming from somewhere in the engine compartment. Its stronger inside the car with the fan blowing. Anyways, you can only smell it when the cars stopped and just sitting there at idle.

Ive looked under there, and haven't been able to find any leaks or spills. Neither did the mechanic who did the oil change (brought it to him today).

Any ideas as to what it could be?
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Old 01-29-2001, 03:55 PM   #2
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I am no automotive genius, but I would assume that that is what is must be. There were no problems before and just after an oil change you smell buring oil. It must be related. I actually dought that it is a leak, per se, but probably some spilled oil.
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Old 01-29-2001, 03:58 PM   #3
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yup, thats what i concluded too though neither of us could find anything that could be causing it.
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Old 01-29-2001, 04:07 PM   #4
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check out the filter an oil pan bolt, also check all the breather lines from each heads to the intake, PCV valve... check also you oil cap... check oil level as possible as you can to see what`s really going on...
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Old 01-29-2001, 05:02 PM   #5
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already checked all of those and they look fine...

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Old 01-30-2001, 12:27 AM   #6
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Could this just be a normal occurance for a few days, as the excess oil on the outside of the pan,engine,headers, etc just burns itself off? It always seems to happen to me and it wears off after a week or so.
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Old 02-25-2001, 07:12 PM   #7
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I too have the same problem...after every oil change. I make sure the oil wiped off the pan and plug and the oil fliter area is totally clean but it still comes back....do I just not change the oil? Na that would be stupid. Next time after the smell goes away I will just change the oil and not the filter to see if I can pinpoint the source.
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Old 02-25-2001, 07:14 PM   #8
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Just to follow up on this guys, it turned out to be a loose crank breather hose. We replaced the clamp and the problem was gone.

Weird....
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Old 02-25-2001, 07:34 PM   #9
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Breather hose on the valve covers?
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