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Old 07-16-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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tranny smell

this isn't related to the recent transmission issues. I've had a sweet burning smell coming through the vents intermitantly for several weeks now. I couldn't pin point it's origin until today when I opened the brake reservoir cap and stuck my finger in the fluid. I've been told the hydraulic clutch and brake share the same reservoir there also is a change in the sound of the ranny once it warms up. Has anyone noticed this. 1ss manual with 2500 miles on it. I havn't driven like a mad man but haven't babied it either. I know it's not something burning off because it's not everytime I drive it. Happens most consistant when I'm going from 2nd to 3rd or coming off a down shift. I test road it with the service tech this afternoon and of course it chose today to not be as often as it's been. Any elp would be appreciated. I've got an appointment next week but thought I might ask here.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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that thread title leads me in a totally different direction......
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:58 AM   #3
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Sweet smell comming through the vents... might be related to your coolant/antifreez?
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:11 AM   #4
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Yea sweet is coolant. Check coolant level and quality. Inspect for leak.

I would even have them pull a test of the oil for the tranny and the rear end. There is a test card you put a few drops on. Should be fine but check every juice.

Have you done any burnouts btw? Maybe your smelling glazed clutch but it's more like like burnt grass than sweetness of coolant.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:36 AM   #5
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Burning clutch disc, normal break in, almost never fatal to breath....
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:04 AM   #6
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sweet smell= coolant
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:05 AM   #7
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that thread title leads me in a totally different direction......
lmao and the first sentence didn't help
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:16 AM   #8
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Burning clutch disc, normal break in, almost never fatal to breath....
Here, breathe this, it only kills a few % of people.....hey where you going? you don't want to breathe it????........hmm, i wonder why he didn't want to breathe it



almost never fatal....lol
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:55 AM   #9
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lmao and the first sentence didn't help
I didn't want to have people think it was another post about the recent transmission issue
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:02 AM   #10
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Maybe I described the smell wrong. I would like to think it was normal clutch break in but it happened the second week I had the car then went away. At about 2000 miles it's back again. The hydraulic fluid has the same odor that is coming into the car, but the most annoying is it isn't consistant. other than I know it's going to happen in any ride I take but I can not say when I do this...it will make the smell.
Never done a burnout yet...Maybe that's the problem, car thinks I'm a wuss!
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:54 PM   #11
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My car smelled the first few days and I assume it was due to the clutch. Smell stopped after the first 3 days.
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sweet is coolant. but burning would be clutch, ive had that too, but it is going away
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