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Old 17 Aug 2007, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help Please Burning Smell ??

Today I was in the car 03 STI on the motorway in 6th only doing about 3k revs and wanted to overtake someone so I put my foot down, the revs built up a little to say 5k then suddenly dropped to 3k again then went mad and went right up to 7-8k without much power increase !! I pulled off onto a slip road and the car was smelling like it was on fire so I pulled up somewhere safe and opened the bonnet nothing to see but there was a bad burning smell. Anyone shed any light on this is it the clutch or turbo ? Engine does not over heat but i've noticed on the motorway before accelerating in top causes the revs to drop like your in an auto ??

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Old 17 Aug 2007, 10:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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best advice would be to take it to a garage and get it looked at mate, could be any number of things
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 08:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Think its the clutch it slipped again this morning in 5th I always thought clutches went in lower gears so you couldn't set off etc. better get it sorted.

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Old 18 Aug 2007, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yup,def the clutch...mine was doin it....
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 02:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers mate, just got one nippon denso box but exedy parts inside 110+VAT not bad I thought.
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