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LeiSh 05-07-2011 11:29 PM

Burning smell
 
I'm driving ATM - long distance n my baby smells like a burning water smell n there's alot of gear coming out of her... All gauges say normal, she is loaded upto the max - not sure if that has anything to do with it.... Help? She also using fuel quicker than normal....

Any idea ?

Barrie 05-07-2011 11:35 PM

When you say a lot of gear coming out of her do you mean gear oil?

LeiSh 05-07-2011 11:46 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhh bloody iPhone ... I meant heat... I'm driving lol heat is coming out

Barrie 05-07-2011 11:49 PM

You said your gauges are okay, did you check you radiator bottle before you left? Is there any mud on the front of your radiator from your mudding trips?

LeiSh 05-07-2011 11:54 PM

Yeah coolant is full & nah no mud she's clean as :)

Barrie 05-08-2011 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by LeiSh (Post 1226086)
Yeah coolant is full & nah no mud she's clean as :)

You said your gauges are okay, and you said you are loaded to the max. You wouldn't be driving as fast as you can would you? Maybe slow down a bit and let the girl catch her breath. I know when I moved to Moab mine was loaded to the max and I could feel a lot of heat in the floors of mine also.

LeiSh 05-08-2011 12:05 AM

I only doing 100km/hr -speed limit n she's on cruise control

Barrie 05-08-2011 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by LeiSh (Post 1226106)
I only doing 100km/hr -speed limit n she's on cruise control

How far do you have to go?

LeiSh 05-08-2011 12:19 AM

Bout 700km in total today

Barrie 05-08-2011 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by LeiSh (Post 1226126)
Bout 700km in total today

Good luck LeiSh, take it slow and easy and watch your gauges. I really don't know what else to tell you from over here.

LeiSh 05-08-2011 12:39 AM

Thanx Barrie, I took her off cruise control n she's using less fuel - weird oh well

schnutzy 05-08-2011 12:41 AM

leish, can you tell what kind of burning smell it is? ex: burning coolant smells very different then burning oil. burning coolant has a bit of an odd smell to it, while burning oil just smells like something burning. not sure how to better describe it, but you will know by the smell.

Barrie 05-08-2011 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by LeiSh (Post 1226145)
Thanx Barrie, I took her off cruise control n she's using less fuel - weird oh well

I know mine was not happy running 75 MPH against a headwind fully loaded. :banghead:

schnutzy 05-08-2011 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Barrie in Utah (Post 1226148)
I know mine was not happy running 75 MPH against a headwind fully loaded. :banghead:

i didnt know wranglers went that fast :thumb:

Barrie 05-08-2011 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by schnutzy (Post 1226150)
i didnt know wranglers went that fast :thumb:

You know better than that Derek, you've ridden in mine. :rofl:

schnutzy 05-08-2011 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Barrie in Utah (Post 1226152)
You know better than that Derek, you've ridden in mine. :rofl:

haha, doesnt mean i payed attention to how fast u were going.
i drove a 4 cylinder, automatic tj a lil bit while i was fixing it way back when i joined the forum. that thing was SLOW.
id still love to have it now :hide:

Barrie 05-08-2011 12:53 AM

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Originally Posted by schnutzy (Post 1226159)
haha, doesnt mean i payed attention to how fast u were going.
i drove a 4 cylinder, automatic tj a lil bit while i was fixing it way back when i joined the forum. that thing was SLOW.
id still love to have it now :hide:

Where you live that 4cyl, would most likely be more than enough.

schnutzy 05-08-2011 12:56 AM

Leish, i had another thought. before you left, did you top off your fluids? if so, could something have spilled and is now in an area that has heated up, and is burning it off?

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Originally Posted by Barrie in Utah (Post 1226163)
Where you live that 4cyl, would most likely be more than enough.

pretty much yeah. specially with the way i drive. my car hasnt seen over 65 since i started my second job back in like february.

Tang87 05-08-2011 01:25 AM

I got another idea maybe a hose is slowly leaking coolant or something? My yj gets hot at idle. If I go faster it cools the radiator better. But she's a yj haha.

harwa004 05-08-2011 01:29 AM

Keep that cell phone charged, Leishy....just in case she decides to nap on ya. ;)

Sending positive vibes your way as you make your way home...let us know when you arrive. :)

nick50471 05-08-2011 09:47 AM

Did she make it?

harwa004 05-08-2011 01:53 PM

Haven't heard from her yet....

Barrie 05-08-2011 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by harwa004 (Post 1226885)
Haven't heard from her yet....

Let us know Shell, if you can.

Tang87 05-08-2011 02:34 PM

I is scared :<

Ageless Stranger 05-08-2011 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by schnutzy (Post 1226150)
i didnt know wranglers went that fast :thumb:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barrie in Utah (Post 1226152)
You know better than that Derek, you've ridden in mine. at LUDICROUS SPEED!!! :rofl:

:thumb:

Barrie 05-08-2011 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger (Post 1226982)
:thumb:

:thumb:

LeiSh 05-08-2011 05:20 PM

Hey hey guys!!!
I made it to brisbane last night, stayed with a friend and my phone was nearly dead hence why I didn't reply, it's on charge now.

As for the burning smell I still got no idea and I also noticed a rattling noise under her when I go over bumps... Aghh I think she is just hating being packed with my crap n driving. She was ok when I took her off cruise control n kept the revs low- she musta just been hating high speed n revs lol!

She's going to the jeep doctor when I get home to Melbourne n having a service! She's due! :)

I'll try keep ya all posted bout my trip driving home. :) xxx

JDsDream 05-08-2011 05:34 PM

LeiSh if it makes you feel any better, I have an 06. When running highway speeds, if I use cruise control it tends to let the speed drop about 5 mph below the set speed and kicks in the passing gear a lot. Besides the whiplash, he tends to get really hot. I have finally quit using it unless I am on a really flat patch of highway for that reason. Like yours, it doesn't show any change in the guages, but you can feel and smell the heat.

LeiSh 05-08-2011 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by JDsDream
LeiSh if it makes you feel any better, I have an 06. When running highway speeds, if I use cruise control it tends to let the speed drop about 5 mph below the set speed and kicks in the passing gear a lot. Besides the whiplash, he tends to get really hot. I have finally quit using it unless I am on a really flat patch of highway for that reason. Like yours, it doesn't show any change in the guages, but you can feel and smell the heat.

Yeahhh Julie!! That must be what it is cos as soon as I took it off she ran so much better!! Hrmm good but at the same time I can't be bothered driving when on highways lol - slack...
Yer I guess unless it's flat road I won't be using cruise control... :/


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