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Hello there!

I have bought a new 2017 WRX limited with 6speed about 2 months ago. I have been babying my car and recently with about 2,600 miles on it, I have been pushing the rpms little higher. I dont redline, shift fast, dump the clutch or do anything stupid to damage the car. I just take the rpm up to about 5k but after driving like that for about 3-5 miles (5-10 minutes) on the way home, I smell slight burning smell when I park. I dont know if its oil or what not? Only thing I can compare to is clutch burning smell? but im not feathering the clutch or dumping the clutch so I dont understand if this is normal. Anyone else have similar experience?

Thanks in advance
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Maybe it's just me, but when I'm just cruising along (i.e. not shifting) my normal rpm is around 2,000-3,000 rpm. Not sure if this would make a difference or not in the smell . . . all I can say is I haven't experienced any weird smells . . . well other than my own funky smells.
 

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This has been covered a bunch for new owners, including myself. it's common for a few months. it will go away.

I had another burning smell recently after a year of ownership that i believe was from the heater itself. but hasn't happened since.
 

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I had the same smells when I finally took the WRX to the Tail of the Dragon for a good spirited run. It just smelt like the new engine & exhaust finally getting a good heat cycling. After everything baked in, the smell went away.
 

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My 2017 had a very strong smell I would vent the roof or have the window slightly open to control it. I'm at a little over 1000 miles and the smells have been reduced to normal new car smell.
 

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There is all sorts of assembly and manufacturing lubricants used in metal working. The smell is usually that, dust, and other good being heated and burnt off.

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The only thing worse is I got my car tinted on day 4 and my car smelled like B.O. for a week! It erased the new car smell and I had to unload on the car Fabreeze. I swear every once in a while i still get a whiff. It reminded me of the seinfeld episode where a valet stunk his car up so bad he had to sell it!
 
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