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Old 12-30-2004, 06:00 PM   #1
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Burning smell - Help!!!!

Hey guys, yesterday I replaced my stock 2002 plastic valve cover with an early 2001 magnesium valve cover that I painted. And When I drove the car later that day the car began to smell of like burning oil or gas or something. Can you guys help?

When I replaced the cover I installed the gasket at the same time that came with it. But why the smell? What could be burning!??!??


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Old 12-30-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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Burning? Who knows, maybe the paint is just 'curing' since you said you painted it? Not sure.....
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^^^Exactly what I was thinking^^^
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Sounds like the paint to me as well. Check for leaks just to be safe. What kind of paint did you use?
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:23 PM   #5
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OT - Are you the same 'ZOOM' from FC.net?
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Old 12-30-2004, 10:16 PM   #6
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What kind of paint did you use?
exactally....what paint did you use??? if you used standard paint it will burn and smell, you need to use the high temp engine paint. trust me....i had the same problem when i painted the heat shield on my exhaust.
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I used duplicolors metal cast paint. It said it would withstand fairly high temps (more than the valve cover should ever reach)
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ok....then i would just check for oil leaks.
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