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This is a discussion on burning smell within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; ok you guys heres the deal with my bug eye. so as i was driving to work and i had ...

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    Question burning smell

    ok you guys heres the deal with my bug eye. so as i was driving to work and i had my vent open i noticed a burning smell coming out of the vent... it smelled like i was burning oil, i do have an oil consumption problem and i was wondering if anyone has any idea why i would be smelling burning oil thru my vents inside the car? any help would be appreciated. i like to get her back to running normally so i can start the mods!!!
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    The leading reason for smelling burning oil is burning oil. Find the leak and fix it. It may not be easy if the leak is very close to, say, the exhaust, since it will burn off rapidly. Keep looking, it's there somewhere. Even leaks under the front cover can generate a burning smell depending on how and how far the oil travels. The cheapest oil leak of all is from the drain plug due to an overused and overtorqued crush washer. If that's not it, it's going to be something else. The turbo oil line, the front seals, the valve covers etc.
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