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Plastic Burning Smell In Front End


Got home this afternoon and noticed a strong smell of burning plastic coming from under the r h wheelarch and the front mouth, opened the bonnett, no smoke, sniffed around in the engine bay, nothing identifiable. Went out an hour later and 5 klm away at my destination same smell, same scenario, and again when I got home. I'm wondering whether its the new non squeal tsb brake pad replacements or something more sinister. I'm off to Bris on thurs morning and I was going to drop it off and leave it at the dealers for an oil change and a bit of front spoiler touch up. Just wondering if anybody has experienced this so I can tell them what it is so they don't waste 3 hours trying to figure it out, or give me the old "Oh they all do that" routine, like the rattly tremec standard patter.


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Re: Plastic Burning Smell In Front End

Had a mate with a similar problem, ended up being a plastic bag that got caught around the cat and was melting away

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Had a mate with a similar problem, ended up being a plastic bag that got caught around the cat and was melting away
Now thats A MACHINE

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Re: Plastic Burning Smell In Front End

yeah i fell in love with it when i was up at the summernats

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Had a mate with a similar problem, ended up being a plastic bag that got caught around the cat and was melting away
You were dead right gtfalcon351, bloody plastic bag wrapped around the centre muffler

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I'm glad you solved the problems there Doc,otherwise SButler would have been on to it again. lol
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I'm glad you solved the problems there Doc,otherwise SButler would have been on to it again. lol
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Your not saying anything Steve!! Has someone put gag on you? Isn't this a forum where we discuss things with a bit of fun and games?
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