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Old 02-25-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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Hi there,

Well I have a few things going on but I will ask this question first and see how I make out. I have had my 2001 SSEi for a little over a year. For about the last 4 or 5 months every once in while I will smell like plastic or rubber inside the car....usually when I am sitting still. I have had my head everywhere under the hood but I don't see anything obvious......any thoughts??
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The first thing that I'd check is the rear valve cover gaskets. You may have a slight oil leak that is dripping onto the exhaust manifold. That can end up smelling like burning plastic or rubber once it gets into the ventilation system.
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Mine too, but I know it is my valve cover gaskets, can see some oil seepage on the exhaust manifolds

Is it pretty self explanitary on replacing the valve cover gaskets? I assume so.
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