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Old 03-08-2012, 02:13 AM
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Burning smell 5.7Hemi

I have about 500 miles on my Limited and when I really gun it I smell this burning coming from the engine. I have only nailed it like 4 times for a few seconds since I had it and get this smell every time. Is this normal for break in or do I have a problem?
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:26 AM
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My v8 2012 overland did the same thing. It went away fairly quickly.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:04 AM
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I get it with the V6. Dealer told me its normal. I've 400 miles at the moment

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:41 AM
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

Normal, it is a combustion engine
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

It takes awhile to burn off all the gunk and labels from production. Gunning the engine heats up the exhaust much much more than usual, especially the cats. So you will be burning off more gunk and more downhill.

You may want to check for oil leaks that are dripping on a hot surface.
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

I wouldn't be concerned. It's normal for almost all new vehicles. Among other things, cosmoline/anti-corrosion coatings are often sprayed on the exhaust sytem. It just takes a while for these things to burn off.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:22 AM
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

I got the same burning smell twice on my V6 when it was a few weeks old. I haven't smelled anything since.
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

I'm at about 450 miles on my Hemi and noticed the same thing last night after pulling in the garage.
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

Great. I guess I won't worry about it then.
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

New car smell, enjoy! Lol
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

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New car smell, enjoy! Lol
Love that burning smell
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:37 AM
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Re: Burning smell 5.7Hemi

Guess you decided to ignore the normal break-in procedure for a new engine?
You're suppose to be driving it gently for the first 500 miles..
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