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    Burnt smell

    Hey guys, I just bought a brand new 2014 WRX and every time I get on it, it has a foul burning smell.... Maybe oil? Been driving a manual since I was 12 so pretty sure its not the clutch. Haha.

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    Are you following break in period. If you're beating on it right out of the gate I would imagine you'd have some funny smells

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    No one ever told me about the break in period. Could I have messed something up?

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    Supposed to stay under 4k rpm for 1000 miles. And generally don't beat on it.
    It's in your owners manual
    And I wouldn't immediately think something got messed up but the possibility is there. Of course it is for any car

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    Oils on the engine burning off....plastics and chemicals burning off from manufacturing. Brand new many of them haven't been run at temperature for any long period of time...it's normal. Happens on most brand new cars. It will probably fade after a week or so.

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    Well I definitely went over 4k rpm. Ill be easy on it till 1000 miles. Maybe ill take it in after the holidays to have it checked out.

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    I'd recommend reading the manual. It's got a lot more info than mentioned here, things you need to know.
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    Burnt Smell? --Nothing to worry about.
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    Off topic but as the OP's car is most likely fine and covered by warranty anyway: "Hot Rod" is vastly underrated. I thoroughly enjoyed it, great film!
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