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Old 15 Nov 2012, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine ticking and bad smell

Hi everyone i'm new to subaru's, bought an 03 wrx a few months ago, hope someone can help with my problem and i hope i'm posting in the right area.

A week or so ago i was driving my car, put my foot down quite hard on the motorway like you do, maybe a little to hard it seems, at high revs i got a burning smell so backed off, got home to discover a ticking noise from the engine, its there at cold start and maybe worse when hot.


Any help would be really appreciated at this point as i'm worried about driving it in case i totally kill it.

Also does anyone know anyone that knows what there doing in the kettering area as i'm new here and don't just want to walk into any old garage.

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Old 16 Nov 2012, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Engine ticking and bad smell

the bad smell could be nothing but dirty burning off somewhere. when you realy give it stick the engine and components get hot, very hot. if you don't push it hard regularly it gets dirt build up on the components and when you drive it hard it smells.

that said the ticking doesn't sound right, without hearing it you can't say what it is, best port of call would be a specialist to see what they say ASAP. Doesn't mean the engine is dead, so wait for a diagnosis first, plenty of components in the engine bay that can make noise.
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Old 16 Nov 2012, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply, I see your not that far from me, do you know of any one this way?
I'm new to this area and don't know anyone i can trust.
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i use scoobyclinic up at chesterfield for all my work, cant get better than that
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