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Old 03-18-2004, 12:58 AM   #1
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Durring high acceleration it starts to smell like burnt oil inside the car, any one might have an idea why? Also the the stick that moves HUD only brings it down but doesnt allow it to go all the way up so i have to sit pretty high just to se it, again any one might have an idea why this might be happening?
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Durring high acceleration it starts to smell like burnt oil inside the car, any one might have an idea why? Also the the stick that moves HUD only brings it down but doesnt allow it to go all the way up so i have to sit pretty high just to se it, again any one might have an idea why this might be happening?
These engines have a common oil leak from the Rear Valve Cover gasket! I bet there'* your oil leak....It'* just leaking onto the Exhaust Manifold, then burning off & the smell getting sucked into the car'* interior by the blower motor.
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A way to fix it?
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Yep, remove the cover and replace the gasket.
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The cable that goes to your HUD or the HUD itself is binding or catching on something. It may need some lubrication.
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I know that those are dumb dummy qeustion, but i am learning prety fast. Any one needs help with any construction problems, shoot i will try to help.
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I know that those are dumb dummy qeustion, but i am learning prety fast. Any one needs help with any construction problems, shoot i will try to help.
Hey! Don't worry about it! We ALL had to start somewhere after all!
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