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    Hello all. I purchased a 2014 WRX and noticed first day a smell. I called Subaru and they said it was the treatment on the exhaust that was burning off. Not to be worried. I just hit 1k miles on her and notice in the mornings after I start her up and let her run for about 10mins that when I come back out to get in there is this strange smell. It almost smells like a mixture between burning brakes and oil? I know what both smell like seperate and thats the best I can explain it. The smell goes away after driving it up the road about two blocks. But the smell is specifically about ten minutes up warming up in the morning. I dont see smoke or anything either.. This also isnt an issue every morning either. It only happens it seems if I let the car sit a day without driving... Anyone else had this issue? IF so what was the outcome?
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    im sure its still just the break in smell. but if your worried about it bring it into the dealer ''warranty''

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    I did speak to them about it. They said it was just the smell of breaking in the motor? This is my first Subaru so I really dont/didn't know what to expect from it. I feel as if I have one of their techs on speed dial lol.. Just being safe. This aside from my Porsche Carerra GT are my two dream cars.. Porshe willl be for when Im old, fat, ugly, and retired lol.
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    If they said its fine then I'm sure it is. But you could bring your car in and see if they can duplicate the smell.

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    In all honesty, if you're letting your car run and idle for 10 minutes prior to taking off, it could be built up exhaust fumes mixing with engine smell. I wouldn't recommend letting your car warm up for that long, even in very cold conditions. Your engine is still very young. Also, there is a known issue on startup with these cars if a fuel smell in the cabin during cold mornings. Not to worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftingLanes View Post
    In all honesty, if you're letting your car run and idle for 10 minutes prior to taking off, it could be built up exhaust fumes mixing with engine smell. I wouldn't recommend letting your car warm up for that long, even in very cold conditions. Your engine is still very young. Also, there is a known issue on startup with these cars if a fuel smell in the cabin during cold mornings. Not to worry.
    That is great news and so much appreciated lol! Ten minutes may be too long but I'm so used to my old truck it would take that long for the motor to get just a bit warm lol.. Thanks for the info! Puts an ease at mind!
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    well it warms up the engine not the liquids inside the car. you would have to drive the car to warm those up. hence the reason why i disappears when you start drivng.

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