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Old 11-10-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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L99 Burning Smell At WOT

Is it common to have a burning smell at WOT?

At WOT I've noticed a faint burning smell a couple times (i've only opened it up maybe 4 times). Is this normal?

2600+ Miles, mods are Spectre Intake, Borla ATAK Catback, Oil Catch Can.

The burning smell is along the lines of a lube/oil or a rubber (no not my tires lol).
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:15 PM   #2
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does not sound normal at all, no burning smell in mine at all.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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I'm going to check tomorrow to make sure the Catch Can is installed correctly, I had someone else install it last Saturday.

Also, neither the ac or the heat was on at the time.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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the new exhaust you put on has some lube or oil of some sort in it and i notice the same thing on mine it was worse when i first put it on but its not as bad anymore.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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does it smell like tires? if not then idk. what kind of burning smell? electric? smokey?
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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Ive asked about this before. My car does it too.

Its probably normal if it goes away after a while.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:38 PM   #7
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could be a mustang caught in the intake..........
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:15 PM   #8
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does not sound normal at all, no burning smell in mine at all.
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the new exhaust you put on has some lube or oil of some sort in it and i notice the same thing on mine it was worse when i first put it on but its not as bad anymore.
I love the smell of a new exhaust, but this system has been on for a few weeks.

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does it smell like tires? if not then idk. what kind of burning smell? electric? smokey?
No, its like a oil/lube smell.

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Ive asked about this before. My car does it too.

Its probably normal if it goes away after a while.
Its a pretty faint smell, I may do some WOT pulls this weekend getting on the highway to see if it happens again and possibly identify the smell better.

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could be a mustang caught in the intake..........
Haha, I actually smelled it last blowing some Acura away (TSX I think), I think it was some young guy about my age trying to punk me, so I taught him a lesson in knowing his place getting on the highway.

I've had a bad cold or something and haven't felt like checking the Catch Can, will probably do it tomorrow.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:01 PM   #9
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After a week of use and about 200 miles - 250 miles, it appears the catch can is doing its job. I checked it today and there is roughly (eyeballing it) 2 tablespoons of oil in it.

Is this excessive? Ive had 1 maybe 2 WOT pulls since having the catch can installed.

At about 2600 miles on my Camaro, this makes me wish I had the catch can installed sooner.
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i do remember my car and a few other cars smelling burt when they were new. then it kinda just went away

that amount of oil seems normal. thats about what mine catches
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