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Old 08-14-2018, 11:47 AM
Location: Oort cloud
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Edit: can a mod please move this to general automotive?
I have no idea how I ended up on this subforum. I guess that's what happens when I'm posting from a mobile device... Mod note: Thread moved.

I recently did a bit of engine work. Afterwards noticed a burnt rubber smell a little bit of smoking. From inspection notice that I had routed one of the vacuum lines too close to the exhaust and it melted.
I replace the line and placed into it more secure location. I no longer see smoke but I continue to smell burnt plastic or rubber after a couple minutes at operating temperature.
I’ve looked around and can’t see any signs of overheating or burning anywhere else.
Due to the fact that the line was on the rear side of the engine and will require some contortionist movement To be able to actually see I, i can’t confirm, but my belief is that the melted plastic dropped onto the exhaust or another warm part and continues to fume every time I turn it on.

Will it eventually burn itself off or am I going to have to scrape it off somehow or someway?

Last edited by PJSaturn; 08-14-2018 at 07:24 PM..
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