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Old Jan 24th, 2006, 09:22 PM
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Burning smell from engine

I have a burning smell coming from the engine of my 10 month old MINI one. The manager of my dealer is trying to assure me that this is completely normal, anyone else have this trouble?

It's not strong at the moment but noticable when the bonnet is up and the engine is running, the first time that i noticed it I was on ramp going up to a multistorey car park and it absolutely stank all around the car park (not normal I would say, but they argued otherwise).

The burning smell is slightly rubbery, the manager told me that it is just heat that I can smell and the rubber is because the covers over the pipes and stuff in the engine are made of rubber. He said that the smell in the multistorey could have been my clutch and that any other car would have done the same, as I was stopping and starting a lot in a queue.

What do you think am I being fobbed off. It was taken in for this problem yesterday and they test drove it and told me that there was no problem, I took it back today and lifted the bonnet and then they told me that it was just heat. They have taken it in to the garage tonight, just to check it but are adamant that there won't be a problem.

HELP and ADVICE required please

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Old Jan 24th, 2006, 09:31 PM
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Well, it's with them, so hopefully they'll diagnose a problem if any. It could be that you like to burn the clutch , or alternatively there may be a problem - as a burning engine is not a normal smell! Fingers crossed and keep us updated!!

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Old Jan 24th, 2006, 09:34 PM
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I don't burn the clutch I promise. I've took it back 3 times before this because the clutch has always been clunky and is very prone to grinding even when your foot is to the floor, they said that this was a characteristic of the car.

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I had a very very strong smell of Coolant coming from mine a few months back and that was because the coolant level was below the min level and there was also an air block in the coolant system ( all sorted now and no smells)...

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Quote: Originally Posted by carla_pink
I don't burn the clutch I promise. I've took it back 3 times before this because the clutch has always been clunky and is very prone to grinding even when your foot is to the floor, they said that this was a characteristic of the car.

Sounds like the clutch may not be adjusted properly and so even with the clutch down it is very slightly engaged. You would probably find the biting point very low if this was the case though. How far up do you need to move the clutch pedal before the clutch engages?

It was acceptable in the 80's
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Sounds like the clutch may not be adjusted properly and so even with the clutch down it is very slightly engaged. You would probably find the biting point very low if this was the case though. How far up do you need to move the clutch pedal before the clutch engages?

Isn't the clutch hydraulic - therefore not adjustable ???

Burning smell is not normal - end of converstaion. Get them to take you out in another Mini, bet it doesn't do it !!!

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AFAIK there is a screw adjustment after the hydraulic system. I'm sure I read about someone else on here having to get it re-adjusted. It was a long time ago though.

It was acceptable in the 80's
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