Thread: burning smell?
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      01-14-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by bigbacon View Post
i dont know what burnt clutch smells like.

not driving the car hard.

With the hood open it doesn't really smell but I can smell it in the garage after I park the car. Car is going to the shop in the spring to get its last trip and lots of money worth of stuff done but maybe I need to take it earlier.

My clutch finally gave out but it worked fine, but I could notice a distinct smell...it wasn't like anything I'd ever smelled before...it wasn't like a smoke or oil burning smell, again, it was very distinct... a while later I noticed clutch slippage, and the smell became more noticeable...I wasn't in the position at the time to switch it out, so I started engaging the clutch differently to not cause more issues, but I completely lost performance by changing the way I had to go into gears...