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2004 XC90 2.5T awd 56k miles, serviced regularly<p>After parking the car in the garage there is a strong smell of burning oil; however there are no oil drips or any other related fluids under the car. <p><br>Anyone?<br>
 

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Re: Smell of burning oil? (Maynard)

<br>On any vehicle it means a oil leak above the exhaust manafold, or is driping down on the exhaust pipe. Did you add any oil and spill some?<p>Or could be like my friend, and have a plastic bag stuck to the exhaust pipe after it blew under the car.
 

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Re: Smell of burning oil? (dmd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dmd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>On any vehicle it means a oil leak above the exhaust manafold, or is driping down on the exhaust pipe. Did you add any oil and spill some?<p>Or could be like my friend, and have a plastic bag stuck to the exhaust pipe after it blew under the car.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Good points - especially the one about the plastic bag.... Bottomline, some investigation is in order. I would start by opening up the hood and taking a look to see if you can find the source of the smell. The first place to look is in the area of the exhaust system (exhaust manifold and turbo housing in particular).
 

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Re: Smell of burning oil? (avolvofan)

Don't forget you won't see any oil on the floor/pavement becasue there is a plastic cover that goes under the engine to catch oil drips. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Smell of burning oil? (flyboy320)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flyboy320</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Don't forget you won't see any oil on the floor/pavement becasue there is a plastic cover that goes under the engine to catch oil drips. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You may still see the drips, but they may not be representative of where the leak is occurring. If the "top" of the plastic belly pan is oily, pull the pan off and park over a nice clean piece of cardboard. Driving without the pan until you find the leak will not be an issue.<p>jib
 
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