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Burning Rubber/Oil Smell from engine

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by elwood blues, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    elwood blues

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    I purchased my Tacoma in September 2009. Automatic transmission. I have 1,300 miles on it. It still has a strange burning rubber smell from the engine area after driving it. There is no visible smoke. I had it looked at at the Toyota Dealership where I purchased it. They couldn't find anything wrong (such as a plastic bag caught in the engine area). The only comparison I can make is the smell after an oil change (spilled oil on the manifold during oil change). I know I don't have that many miles, but after 7 months, should it still smell that way? The oil is still from the day the factory installed it. Synthetic oil. :confused:
     
  2. Apr 27, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Make sure the filter is tight. This is the only thing I can think of that is near the exhaust.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Thanks, I will.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    if oil is hitting the exhaust or engine, you should be losing some or at least be able to see some drops somewhere. It could be hitting the cross pipe under neath by transfer case. Check under there as well.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    7 months and only 1300 miles is the problem.:eek:
    I bought mine around the same time and had that many miles in less than a month.;)
    I remember it took a little over a month for any burn in smells to go away.
    Take that thing out and get it warmed up!:D
     
  6. Apr 28, 2010 at 1:18 AM
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    my tranny makes that smell
     
  7. May 9, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    Don't know, are you sure it isn't the new engine smell??? My Nissan 370Z produced a simlar smell well into 3200 miles....
     
  8. May 9, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    If you smell that from your trans you are burning clutch material.
     
  9. May 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Just a thought but the trans check the trans fluid level if your low you may be burning your clutches.
     
  10. May 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Good luck checking the tranny fluid
     
  11. May 9, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    The burning smell is because your engine is still new. Every new car/truck does this. It's a coating on the engine parts that keep them clean until you take delivery of your new vehicle. That way if the vehicle sits on the lot for 6 months the engine doesn't get all rusty and seized up. Just drive it and eventually it will go away. Sometimes I get used cars where I work that have 13,000 miles and they still make the smell. Don't worry, unless you see smoke coming from under the hood.:D
     
  12. May 9, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    wat?
    only time i get a nasty smell like that is from mud
     
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