Burning smell coming from engine?
July 21, 2006 4:18 PM Subscribe
Burning smell coming from engine after not being driven for a year. Any ideas?
posted by gtr to travel & transportation (13 answers total)
I have a 97 jeep wrangler (6cyl, sport) that had not been driven for about a year (long story). After getting a tag this week, I changed the battery and took it in for an oil change. I then gave it a test drive (10 miles or so), and all seemed normal. About a half mile from home, however, I noticed a burning smell coming from the air vents. The same burning smell you get when passing someone laying tar or doing road/roof work. When I pulled into my driveway I raised the hood and confirmed the smell was coming from my engine.
All the gauges are normal, and the engine seems to be running fine.
Any ideas what this might/could be?