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#1 nidge99



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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

hi all new to this site just got a 1.8 xl escort estate runns well but strange burning oil smell once in a while when driving
cant find out what it is any ideas people !!!
no smoking or head gasket signes and runs realy well
just the smell dont seem to be using oil
baffling me

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#2 rojariggs


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

Could well be oil that was spilt on the engine or the manifold when it was being topped up. That can smell of burning oil can last for a good while after a spill until it all burns off.

If you cannot see any obvious leaks, drips or any oil being used then that's a likely culprit.

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