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    Tire burning smell

    Hello Friends,
    Bear with me I am getting there in learning my new 997.my car is 3300km now and after a long ride I smell a tine burn smell from the back wheels. as if the exhoust heating the tires up.. is this normal in porsche or what !!

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    I have the same problem with my 987S. Called the dealer and he claimed it was only dirt from the road that it would go away. It didn't, so I took the car to the dealer and after looking underneat the car the saw an oilleak from a gasket just over the headers: its now being fixed together with an oilchange.

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    Don't worry - it's normal.

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    thanks tom... may be apex2 has a defferent problem, thanks to all

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    Are you sure it's not just the exhaust you can smell?

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    I am sure, it is like a rubber burning smell ....
    when I touched the tires they were pretty hot !!I have notice that there is no firewall between the tires and the exhaust... strange but true...

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    This smell is completely normal. I have never heard of any damage being caused by it, although I was not aware that this could be as a result of the proximity of the exhaust pipes to the tyres - interesting if true. Anyway, no need to worry IMHO. Also after 5k miles I don't seem to get this anymore - I suspect therefore there is more to this than tyres / exhaust.

    Hope this helps.

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    It's completely normal - especially when new when the clutch is still getting loose during break in. After 7K miles on my 987S I still smell it, but it's usually after VERY spirited driving only. It has pretty much gone away.

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    I've just picked up the car from the dealer after they have fixed the leaking gasket and the smell was still there when I got home with the car. Maybe it's normal but I still do not like the smell!

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    it's normal. my 997S doesn't leak anything and just a few days ago finally the smell went away (2600 miles).

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    Everyone says "it's normal" but what is it exactly? It's obviously a burning smell of some lubricant or something. This has come up many times and there was an exact cause that I can't remember.

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    SrfCity said:
    Everyone says "it's normal" but what is it exactly? It's obviously a burning smell of some lubricant or something. This has come up many times and there was an exact cause that I can't remember.


    I believe it's a coating that Porsche sprays on parts of the engine for protection during shipping/storage, which then "burns" off after a certain number of miles.

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    Are you certain it's not remnants of the cosmoline burning off?

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    Cosmoline - some drug that evaporates when the car gets hot and gives you the PDO (Porsche Driving Orgasm)?

    No can't be it, I still get the PDO even without the smell.

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    Even if it is normal, I still prefer the smell of Castrol R when I park the car

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    it's normal, i have 996 same rubber smell .. two of my friends 997s have the same smell when play little bit , don't worry

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    intheloop said:
    Are you certain it's not remnants of the cosmoline burning off?



    "Cosmoline" is that some diet fad from that men bashing mag?

    Yea, that was what I was thinking of. It doesn't seem to go away in the couple of P's I've owned. 9K here and still get it after driving for a period of time.

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    Well quite interesting.. anyway moving from BMW 545-04 model to the 997 S , I think I prefer the smell over the performance diappointments, software bugs, incompetent dealer & lose of individuality ... thanks all

    Re: Tire burning smell

    Totally normal. You'll smell it more after some spirited driving. It eventually goes away mostly.

     
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