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Burnt smell from the engine compartment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by "OldManTan", Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

    May 18, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    08 Access Cab, Radiant Red
    Pioneer HU, Duratracs on Black stockers, Century topper with custom electronic lock, Illuminated 4x4 switch, Foglight Mod, Always on 12v Plugs, Sub & Amp, LED Interior Lights, Cup Holder Mod, Andres Devil Horns, CB radio, steps, relocated trailer harness, blacked out everything!!
    My truck is an 06 2.7l 5 speed and just rolled over 60,000. Lately, like the last 2 weeks and after a long trip, I have been smelling a burnt smell when I get out of my truck. Not sure what kind of burnt smell it is. I have checked all 4 rims and they are cool so its not brakes hanging up. Checked fluid levels and all seem fine. Just did diff and tranny fluids changes. Haven't found any leaks. Unfortunately I never get a chance to inspect it during the day, only at night when I get home from work. Just wondering if anybody had a mysterious smell and found the problem or somebody has more ideas as to where to check. Oh and it tracks staright in 2wd and 4wd under acceleration, so don't think bearing or CV either.
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    First Name:
    Richmond, TX or College Station, TX
    08 Prerunner V6 Black
    Viper Alarm, In Pro Car Wear L.E.D. Tail Lights, Fog Lights, ScanGuageII, AvidOffroad Light Bar, Ammo Box Mod, Tailgate Theft Prevention Mod, Satoshi Grill, Hella 500ff behind the grill, blendmount, Cruise Control Mod, Fog Light Mod, 5100's @1.75, Toytec TSB AAL 1.5".
    Sounds like you could be burning some kind of oil.
    The only thing I can tell you is to get a good light and look for anything wet or greasey.

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