hi, im new to this forum, and i need your help :D
my car is a mitsubishi lancer, 2000 model, 1.8 litre.
the problem is this:
when i drive my car after 10 minutes or so, i can smell something burning..but its not as bad as a burning stuf...but the smell is not like the usuall smell when the engine is hot...i've been driving for almost 10 years...but i cant figure it our what is the smell and where it from...
the last time i change my brake pad is about 1 month ago..maybe more..
but, when i smell the tire, front and rear...the smell is not as strong as the smell on the engine area (basicly under the hood), which i dont think its the brake pad...or could it be?
and could it be my spark plug is worn out...that make the temperature too hot?
thanks for your help..
check for dead animals :laughing: .Ok, Is it making your engine hot or does it just smell real bad?
well it doesnt make the engine hot...the temp show normal...
its just a smell from somewhere under the hood...im not exactly sure..
thats why i need some help :drool:
what do you mean by this?
what is blowby? :D
Is the smell coming from the engine bay or around the tail pipe? look around and see if you can find any obvious tranny fluid, lube oil, or other fluid leaks first. Look for them @ places where they can drip on a hot manifold, exhaust pipe, catalytic converter (AKA cats), etc.
You could have any number of things going on.....TINY little bit of
coolant/oil/power steering/trans fluid leaking onto the block/exhaust
somewhere, slipping belt, something getting hot such as a bad bearing in a
power steering pump or some rubber hose servicing some area under the hood
starting to rot or over heat giving off a funky smell. Also a rubber hose
touching the exhaust slightly could to it as well as a wire in a harness
somewhere overheating and starting to melt the insulation. Without seeing
the car I can't tell you for sure but what I can tell you is that it AIN'T
the spark plugs, LOL.
Blowby= small amounts of oil/fuel typically going from the top of the engine down into the crankcase due to compression. This is normal to a certain degree and obviously in extreme cases, there can be a cause outside the norm. If rings are worn, you can start to burn small amounts of oil that get past the rings and into the combustion chamber. I highly doubt this is your problem at all with a 2000 Lancer. Being the type of car that it is, do you have a lowering kit on it where you could have some rub going on somewhere? Just a thought!
I bet cmeseadoin's response was a dissappointment :mrgreen:
My T-Bird has a small oil leak somewhere which manages to travel the length
of the motor and drip neatly on to the exhaust. So while there's very
little oil consumption at the end on my 1hr ride to work there's a smell
and if you lift the hood you can send smoke signals! Is it possible you may
have something like that?
I my case of course I need a gasket that Partsamerica and Autozone don't list "the oil filter adapter gasket" you may be luckier :wink2:
It may not be what he wanted to hear, but truth be said, it is about the best that can be done online. Too many questions that none of us have the answer to and the number one question is, where is the car so I can personally look at it?! :thumbs:
does this will do a serious damage to my car?
should i have to bring the car to the service as soon as i possible?
depends on what is leaking ans where it is leaking. A couple of drops of oil - no, a lot of oil - yes, leaking fuel - always yes Cant say for sure without looking @ car which is sort of tough to do on internet
First off, this is not written in english and I can't read
it....secondly....YES, I would judge from all other factors that you need
to take the car into a certified shop to have it accessed. We cannot tell
you what is wrong with your car online, we can only use valid info that you
provide to make judgement calls and speculate based on wisdom and
Do yourself and me a favor, take it to a shop!!
clean the vent tube
Yeah, just put your big phat lips on it and BLOW! Crap, I just got a little excited, lemme excuse myself!!! :orglaugh:
I think ur thinking about ur mrs, we dont all get so much practice at inflate our women.
you don't inflate her? :doh: