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Old 03-16-2013, 04:32 PM
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New Hemi smell??

So i got my 2014 WK2 limited with the 5.7L Hemi, had it for about 2 weeks now... Is it normal for a hemi to smell inside the car?? Is it new motor stuff?? This never happened with my previous jeeps ( non hemis ) smells like some kind of hot lubricant like odor... I open the hood but there's no smoke. Smell is not constant
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:00 PM
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Re: New Hemi smell??

Are you still getting the smell if you turn off the HVAC
You might have a leak that is dependent on things like the temperature and/or pressure of the lubricant through a valve or a hose that has a pore. It could also be dependent on the driving cycle - some car parts have clutches that engage or disconnect components (example: the alternator) to remove parasitic drive-train losses. Maybe when those components are engaged and lubrication goes to them, that is where it leaks.

New cars have warranties. Use it.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:13 PM
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Re: New Hemi smell??

Congratulations on your new Jeep. I'd give it some time. When mine was new, every time I got out after driving, the engine radiated heat and smelled like something was burning. I didn't notice it on the inside with all the new car smell, however I am an allergy sufferer.
Mine also consumed oil at first, but now not at all. The outside temp gauge always reads several degrees warmer than the real temperature. I always think they put the sensor near the engine.
My Jeep dealer is very helpful when I have questions, so call or take it in if the smell is excessive.
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Re: New Hemi smell??

Did you get rust proofing? Could be some of that got on the exhaust
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Re: New Hemi smell??

Please get it checked out ASAP. It could be nothing, or it could be fluid leaking to a hot part of the engine or exhaust.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:17 AM
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Re: New Hemi smell??

Had the same question/ concern when I first purchased my '12 Hemi. The service manager told me the Hemi has so many stickers attached to various pieces of the engine that it takes a while for them to burn off, and to not worry about it. Took some time, but the smell did eventually go away.
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Sweet, i will also add that i idle a lot when i take my wife somewhere, due to a knee injury i cant walk around for hours in a mall, so i just sit and watch a movie or two on my ipad lol. I dont do it that often but i do. Smell usually is present when vehicle is not in motion...
Ill wait a bit and see what happens, hopefully its just a bunch of stickers, because smell is not typical oily smell.
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Re: New Hemi smell??

Same here. Mine smelled like burning motor oil..no smoke, leaks etc. I actually forgot about it until I read your post...No worries, it goes away.
There were quite a few posts on this back in '11.
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Re: New Hemi smell??

Anthracite felt/carbon blankets have been helpful for the interior.
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I had something similair with my ram when i bought it, a burning smell, tried to pinpoint it but never could, then it went away all of a sudden...its one of lifes great mysteries, wouldnt worry about it for now...
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:26 AM
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Re: New Hemi smell??

My 2013 does it too, even now after 11k miles. I took off the engine cover, looked allo ver and underneath, and could find nothing. My earlier 2011 had no smell, go figure.
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