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    Breaking in the 2011

    Ok, I never claimed to be a rockstar at stick shift, but I just broke in my 2011 the responsible way up to 1,000 miles. Whenever I get out of the car, it smells like it was burning something near the left front. i'm not sure what's up. anyone else remember or have noticed this smell?

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    Yeah... It's normal. I went back to the dealership about the smell... It's just the newness of the engine/tranny/clutch. Mine has gone away and I'm at 1500 miles now.

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    One dealer told me that it was overspray from coating the bottom of the car. Gets on the parts that get hot. Mine smells too. Savor it, it will go away soon.

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    does it smell like a combination of oil/plastic? .. mine still does it at 40K mi. No leaks, nothing rubbing or touching.. (def not clutch, by now it would have failed miserably if it was) .. Only thing I can attribute it to is its just the way hot subaru parts smell.. lol

    I was convinced it was leaking and burning off on the exhaust mani.. or there was plastic touching something hot.. but nope.. bone dry everywhere and lots of clearance between Plastic parts/hot stuff.
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    I feel a lot more relieved, thanks, now i won't second guess my driving so much. I had a scion TC manual and didn't think too much about my driving. when i started smelling that w/ the WRX, I went to Utube and started watching 'how to drive manual' videos. i learned a thing or two, so maybe it was all good in the end. but i'll say it again, i love this forum.

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    It's probably the flux capacitor overheating.
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    ^ ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuBieReX11 View Post
    Yeah... It's normal. I went back to the dealership about the smell... It's just the newness of the engine/tranny/clutch. Mine has gone away and I'm at 1500 miles now.
    ^This

    Quote Originally Posted by Marioshi View Post
    One dealer told me that it was overspray from coating the bottom of the car. Gets on the parts that get hot. Mine smells too. Savor it, it will go away soon.
    It's gone and I miss it...I still barely have the "new car" smell inside.

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