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Title: Burning rubber
Post by: Jase1 on April 25, 2016, 10:30:08 PM
When parking up after a long journey in my galaxy i get a strong smell of buring rubber. Any ideas. T.I.A
Title: Re: Burning rubber
Post by: insanitybeard on April 26, 2016, 10:36:52 AM
You've been spinning the wheels up a bit too much?

Seriously though, in order to give any useful kind of response you'd need to be a bit more specific- whereabouts is the smell coming from- engine bay, through the cabin air vents, underneath the car etc? It could be any number of things.
Title: Re: Burning rubber
Post by: Jase1 on April 27, 2016, 12:27:21 PM
Through the vents and you can also smell it when you go near the front of the car. It smells like a slipping belt. But my mechanic as checked them n says there fine
Title: Re: Burning rubber
Post by: Chrispb on April 27, 2016, 03:19:18 PM
Maybe alternator clutch pulley seizing causing slip? do you hear any schreiking noises.
Title: Re: Burning rubber
Post by: Jase1 on April 27, 2016, 11:13:11 PM
My mechanic as checked this as he says its common and no, no noise just smell. Cheers
Title: Re: Burning rubber
Post by: johnnyroper on April 28, 2016, 04:54:51 AM
Has he taken belt off and physically rotated alternator pulley to make sure it is not seized and does freewheel in one direction?

Also do you get any indications the DMF could be failing?
Title: Re: Burning rubber
Post by: Jase1 on April 28, 2016, 05:21:50 PM
Yes hes had the belt off n the fly wheel n clutch seem fine