Electrical Odor Smell
I am at a loss as to where this is coming from:
Had the car in the body shop again yesterday to correct that damn gap that keeps opening up on me at the bumper/front 1/4 panel joint just below the parking lights (different story)
I bring it home and park the car in the garage, a few minutes passes and I go back into the garage and smell a deep electrical smoldering smell. The whole garage is smelling like this but there is no evidence of smoke.
I pop the hood and try and locate the smell, cannot find the source. The engine bay is all but spotless. I thought it may be the epoxy what was used to "weld" the bumper to the 1/4 panel but I put my sniffer to the joint and no smell around there.
Again I comb the engine to find this and cannot. Today I go in the garage and the smell is very faint. I check the fluid levels and all is well and all smell normal. I call the body shop and ask maybe the detail guy sprayed degreaser down in the engine bay and it dried and the heat made it smell, told no and I ask if the odor could be the epoxy, again am told no. Well, I notify them and explain the situation, a 5 mile ride back to the house and this smell. They have no clue. I told them to log this. Something isn't right. At best I would say the smell may be coming from the engine bay around the master cylinder / slave cylinder area but cannot be totally accurate.
I go for a lengthy drive this morning and return to the garage and the smell is very very faint. I can smell the usual heat smell. I am at a loss here. I ruled out the hand brake because the icon lights up and a beep incurs if the brake is engaged. There is absolutely no smoke or haze, no warning lights or anything out of the ordinary other than a smell that resembles an electrical smoldering odor with no smoke. I am stumped. Anyone?
Last edited by GTO JUDGE; 08-24-2007 at 11:07 AM.