My car has about 6400 km on it and when I finally pushed it to 5000rpm, i smelled a burnt smell when the engine was off as I parked. Is that normal? What is the proper or suggested by volvo break in mileage?<P>Any suggestions is good.
If it makes you fell any better, I noticed it on two brand new S60s at a recent Volvo press event. It could just be the break-in period and the catalytic converter. That's what I was guessing, but I'd ask your dealer if I were you.
Hopefully it's just the paint and/or surface coatings on the engine components near the turbo, exhaust or other hot items. Happens quite often on new cars. It should ebb after you've driven it awhile. If not, go back to the dealer, but mine had the 'warm volatiles' smell when new.<P>
Iagree with the new car but then I have driven it almost 7000km although it was taken delivery in november. Shouldn't that be far from the break in period already? BMW and Audi only recommends 1000miles for the breakin
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mr. T5:<BR><B> Shouldn't that be far from the break in period already? </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There is no break-in period, per se, with the newer Volvos...7000km is about 4300 miles. Yes, most systems should be "settled" by now but that burnt smell should not worry you unless you put the car up on the lift and you notice oil leaking and probably hitting a hot part of the engine or getting splashed backwards, toward the catalytic converter. I rarely flog my car but after a few hard accelerations I have smelled "something burning" probably up to 9,000 miles or so (14400km). I have 14,800 miles now and I do not notice that anymore.<P><BR>Yannis<P><P>