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Weird smell when turbo kicks in


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#1 scoobywagon45

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Hi, my when my turbo kicks on my 1988 gl 10 it emitts a weird smell. I cant smell it in the car, but when i step out after I turn it off i can smell it. It smells like a caterpillar, i cant link it with anything else than a caterpillar. What the hell is this? is my turbo actually a giant caterpillar in disguise or is it something else?!?

#2 mikaleda

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

Lol what does a caterpillar even smell like? I would check around the engine compartment for a pack rat nest

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Thats called burning rubber :burnout:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:11 AM

Like a diesel smell?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

Thats called burning rubber :burnout:


When the turbo is boosting its also creating lots of heat.
Look for stuff thats close to it to see if its melting.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:47 AM

... It smells like a caterpillar...


I Guess you meant like a Burning Oil (Diesel) Smell, isn't it?

Does it leaks Oil?

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#7 MilesFox

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I would go for burning oil smell. Mark that one for your vocabulary of smells as knowing different smells comes in handy for troubleshooting cars.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

clasic ea82 lean smell check plugs its running out of feul when boosted

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

no its not a burning oil smell, i cant explain it at all, its weird i have smelt this before on a car, it does not smell like a head gasket either, is there such thing as an exhaust gasket?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Could it be Coolant Burnt Smell... does your Subie loose Coolant?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Burning coolant.

Probably cracked heads in the exhaust port.

Check you coolant regularly and you can drive it for a long time still.:rolleyes:

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Well, we dont have smell a vision here so everything is speculation.
Keep a eye on all fluid levels and for smoke, thats all we can suggest.




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