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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-19-2006, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ooh-ooh that smell...

I've noticed this a couple different times, both during and immediately after driving the car fairly hard, I get this smell like plastic burning. It's not burned rubber from the tires because I rarely light them up, this smells like melted or burned plastic. I noticed it yesterday when I stretched it out on the interstate, I could smell it inside the car, and when I pulled in the garage it was really strong around the rear of the car. Could it be the catalytic converters sort of burning the "new" out? It's a 2006 M6 with about 2100 miles on it.
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This is kind of a weird responce but on a past car of mine, i ran over a plastic bag and it melted onto my exaust and so i could smell like melting plastic anytime my car would warm up...terrible!
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I've looked the car over good, no fluid leaks anywhere that I can see, don't see where I may have ran over anything like what you suggest. It only does it when I dog the car pretty hard, in everyday driving I don't smell it.
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Just standard break-in bud. Had the same thing. I still get the smell (If I ran it hard), but not as obvious and I am at 17,000 miles. It's good to smell new and not oily
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Yaaaaaaaaay!! My car is normal then too I hadn't really worried about it yet cuz I figured it was break-in smell, but good to know its no biggie.
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if it is a new goat, that is the exhaust pipes burning off the flim form the factory mine lasted about 4000 miles
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I am glad to hear about that...Mine is 3 years old but only has 3500 miles on it and it still smells like Ralph Wiggum of the Simpsons would say "It smells like burning."

It doesn't smell like a burning clutch which is a good thing!
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I'm glad to hear this is normal and others have smelled it too. It seemed a lot stronger around the rear of the car, so I was thinking it was exhaust-related, maybe the cats or mufflers getting really hot after driving it hard, but I didn't think about the exhaust pipes themselves. It was strong enough that I went back to the garage a couple times to make sure nothing was on fire...
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Just rolled over 4kmi here and I have it as well, although it seems to be subsiding. At first I thought I was being too hard on the clutch (since I've never smelled clutch burn firsthand), but I've never had problems with other manuals. I'm glad you guys responded so now I can be even more confident that it's normal break-in.

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I am glad to hear about that...Mine is 3 years old but only has 3500 miles on it and it still smells like Ralph Wiggum of the Simpsons would say "It smells like burning."

It doesn't smell like a burning clutch which is a good thing!
correction, Miss Hoover said to ralph wiggum, "remember when you ate the red berries?" he replied "they tasted like burning"
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