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Old 10-01-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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I got almost 26k miles on my 2012 and I still get a hot smell when I get on it, I suppose I smell it when the RPMs hit over 4k or so. Is that clutch the clutch that smells hot?

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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do you smell it while you're IN the cabin of your car, or when you're outside your car?
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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Sounds like the title to an old Lynyrd Skynyrd song
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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Haha, hot smell.. Sorry not trying to laugh at you just sounded funny... Does it smell like plastic burning, metal melting, can you relate it to another smell?.. Does it happen after every time you drive or just more spirited drives?
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:29 AM   #5
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I smell it in the cabin only when winding it up.. Spirited. And the smell is some where like hot fluid ir or plastic. Not really sure.
I do know i need to rev it over 4000 rpm.

I think it is comming from under the hood and being sucked into the ventilation system...
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Hmmm, did you spill anything under your hood recently.. Change fluids recently?.. Sounds liie something is just being burned off when you get the engine hot.. It's no uncommon to smell certain things after a spirited drive where the underhood temps get high.
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as soon as you smell it next time, maybe stop the car immediately and see what drips? just a thought at helping to solve the mystery. im at 17,000 miles and my clutch still smells sometimes (but that's my own fault when i am shifting roughly).
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At this point I am thinking I only smell it when the AC is on, which is most of the time, although it finally started cooling off here.

This morning I hit the freeway with no AC on and I felt the need to out throttle one of those people that deliberately wont let you change lanes even when you just trying to get on the freeway. So anyways I had the RMPs up over 4k for a good little bit, more then usual, normally I run out of road. But to my surprise there was no hot smell at all, I had the Fan on but not the AC.

So naturally I am thinking it has something to do with the AC being on and revving up the motor.

I don't see any sign of spilled or dripping fluids so far, I have not seen any smoke or vapor.

Most of the time when I wind up the motor it is for a real short period of time and it usually only involves a 2-3 shifts, so that kind of makes me hesitate to assume it is the clutch.

I am pretty sure the smell is not metallic.

I am pretty sure that it's not "Whiskey bottles" Smells
It might be a little bit " brand new cars " smell
So far there is no "Oak tree you're in my way "
So far "There's NOT too much c$$$ and NOT too much smoke "
"Look what's going on inside you
Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
"
And lets hope that it is NOT "The smell of death surrounds you"
So I am ruling out the Lynyrd Synyrd scenario for now.

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At this point I am thinking I only smell it when the AC is on, which is most of the time, although it finally started cooling off here.

This morning I hit the freeway with no AC on and I felt the need to out throttle one of those people that deliberately wont let you change lanes even when you just trying to get on the freeway. So anyways I had the RMPs up over 4k for a good little bit, more then usual, normally I run out of road. But to my surprise there was no hot smell at all, I had the Fan on but not the AC.

So naturally I am thinking it has something to do with the AC being on and revving up the motor.

I don't see any sign of spilled or dripping fluids so far, I have not seen any smoke or vapor.

Most of the time when I wind up the motor it is for a real short period of time and it usually only involves a 2-3 shifts, so that kind of makes me hesitate to assume it is the clutch.

I am pretty sure the smell is not metallic.

I am pretty sure that it's not "Whiskey bottles" Smells
It might be a little bit " brand new cars " smell
So far there is no "Oak tree you're in my way "
So far "There's NOT too much c$$$ and NOT too much smoke "
"Look what's going on inside you
Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
"
And lets hope that it is NOT "The smell of death surrounds you"
So I am ruling out the Lynyrd Synyrd scenario for now.
LOL! Good comeback. Great song from a great band though.
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I sure miss Skynyrd!
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