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post #1 of 8 Old March 9th, 2009, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Burning Smell Only When I Accelerate Hard

Need some help fellas. I have an 03 GT, fun little car, well maintained, oil changed every 3000 miles. I've had it for 3 or 4 years now and we're just starting to push 65,000 miles. Nothing special other than a few bolt ons (heads, cam, h-pipes and vortech charger). I'm starting to notice a burning smell after I hit 4,000-5,000 rpms, I don't smell it any other time. There's no gray smoke coming out of the tailpipes and doesn't sound like there is any sort of a valve tick, but I'm no mechanic. I'm just wondering if that's part of the life of a car or if the engine is burning off some dust or dirt that may have gotten on it, or if this is a more serious issue.
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probably just burning off some dirt. You can look around the headers to see if anything is melting/ burned.
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Could be your clutch slipping.
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I'd guess your just burning off dirt or somethin. When I did my exhaust I could smell pb blaster for awhile. Kinda the same concept.
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I used to get that on my 03 GT as well. Usually after an oil change.

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Could be your clutch slipping.
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Have you upgraded your clutch? My guess is with the Vortech being on there for a while that much horsepower is starting to fry your clutch and would explain the smell at those RPM's when i would think dirt burning would occur at lower RPM's. I'm not mechanic either but this is my guess. Lets hope its not though .



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Could be your clutch slipping.
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Nothing special other than a few bolt ons (heads, cam, h-pipes and vortech charger).
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