View Full Version : Whats That Smell

04-06-2007, 12:56 PM
lately when im driving i get a burning smell. now, im confident its coming from 1 of 3 places---
a. the head rebuild i had 1000 miles ago
b. brakes
c. clutch
i just did a first gear pull before, and after that i smelt it pretty strong. i didnt brake hard or anything, so im fearing the clutch. any other tell tale signs that its going? i know this is a very expensive thing to fix and i cant afford it having just done the job i did.

04-06-2007, 01:27 PM
it would slip like a mother ******...

04-06-2007, 01:35 PM
if its burning oil then your in the same boat as me, i had to replace the value cover gasket and now a value cap :( its a pain in the ass!!

04-06-2007, 03:24 PM
they all have very distinct smells find someone local that actually knows something about cars and they will be able to tell you.

04-06-2007, 05:53 PM
arite cause i also smell it afetr driving on rt 18 for a while at like 80 mph for 10 mins straight so prob oil huh

04-06-2007, 06:33 PM
if its burning oil, look for smoke after driving the car... see if u can spot the problem

04-06-2007, 07:10 PM
what does it smell like? sweet is coolant which probably unlikely... clutch is an organic kind of wrteched relaly strong smell... brakes are a metallic burning smell usually fills the cabin pretty good with a strong smell... and oil is an "oily" crude smell and you should definitly see smoke coming from the engine, open the hood


04-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Look for plastic on your exhaust. I got a plastic bag or something wrapped around my midpipe and it smelled like a mofo for about a month until it all finally burnt off...

04-07-2007, 02:32 PM
LOL i also think i have a horrendous boost leak cause its like really shakey on acceleration and doesnt feel as fast as before the head rebuild

04-30-2007, 11:40 AM
Yo Audithisworld, Did you figure out what the smell was? I think I have the same issue in both my Allroad and A6. I'm dreading the bill to do both cars. I think it's timing belt time on both too. 70K.