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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 06, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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smoke smell

I have a 2000 camaro, just recently purchased it. Since I have bought it after driving it I would notice a smoking smell. Its a 5speed and I am not that good with 5 speed. Well one day I jumped into the car with intentions on driving it when it seemed as if it did not want to crank. So i put some gas to it and then there was a popping noise and some smoke. I upped the hood and there was smoke. The smoke went away relatively fast and I was able to drive after that, but when I got home and parked I smelled smoke again. Tell me whats going on?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 06, 07:50 AM
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Re: smoke smell

Take it to someone who knows what they are doing before you burn it up.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 06, 08:44 AM
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Re: smoke smell

Yeah, that's real good advice there. Cars will light off on you and burn like crazy. I would immediately go buy a small fire extinguisher and then do as Schoon says.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 06, 11:18 AM
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Re: smoke smell

A couple things come to mind. I don't want you to overlook a more serious issue, but here are some things you should expect to encounter from time to time.

First, when cranking, if you let off the starter too quickly, the engine fire once and stop with pressure in the cylinders. Also, when this happens you may see whisps of fuel vapors coming from the air intake. It seems like once it happens, the engine is difficult to recrank. The engine turns over a little more slowly and takes a second or three to fire and run. But once it is running all is well. If this sounds like your problem, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Second, I ran over a plastic grocery bag while driving down the hiway one day. Dang thing stuck all over my exhaust system. I didn't see smoke, but it smelled like burning plastic for weeks.

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