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Old 08-23-2010, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I smell a funny burning smell after a quick acceleration. For example, I will be cruising on the highway at about 60 then I will accel up to say 70. Then when I come back to say 65, I begin to smell this burning smell.

My boyfriend thinks it is a leak in the coolant system and fluid is leaking on to manifold and then burning.

Has anyone had this problem? Can anyone give some insight into this problem?

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What model of insight?

Could be something dripping onto manifold/exhaust. Water/Oil possibly.

Perhaps it's just overheating in general.

Is the coolant level correct?

Temperature gauge reading normally?

Does the heater work correctly?

Stop and have a look under the bonnet immediately the symptoms appear.

Check the brakes for binding/smoking
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, we need to know more about the car. I ust test drove a crz and it had a range of smells I smelt while driving it. Its likely oil for an older car, paint burnig off of painted parts for a new car.



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