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since I had my throttle body put in iv noticed a ver distinct oder comin from my focus that wasnt there before. It only shows up after I drive it hard. I couldnt place the smell at first but now I definently can tell that it smells like wax. I dont know how many of you ski or board but it smell exackt like the waxjob I get at the shop right before I hit the slopes.

WTF is this???
 

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Your car isn't new is it ?
If it is, maybe it's that new engine smell that will burn off after a 1K miles...[scratch]
Otherwise, I have no idea what would cause a wax smell to come from your engine.
 

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Some things U might want to check.

1.) When U installed TB, did you use a gasket or use silicon/make a gasket ?

2.) If you open the hood, can you tell where the smell is coming from ?
Left side, right side, near air box, near exhaust, near battery, from engine itself. etc.

3.) See any smoke ?

4.) See any cables or wiring harnest touching the engine or anything hot ?

5.) Check your battery connections. Make sure they are snug. Is anything close enough to them that may short out and burn ?

6.) Is the smell inside the car in the dash ?


Hope this helps...[confused]
[scratch]
 

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Infra3sv said:
Maybe its the old engine smell. Sorry
[hihi]

He said it started after he changed his TB and I'm wondering if he did/move something and when it gets hot, it burns...?
 

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I had a shop put it in the same time they did my Cat back and CAI. woulnt the internals smell like burning rubber or plastic? this def smells like ski wax.
 

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ski wax??? its probably just a wire getting melted
 

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check all your plug wires and your o2 sensor wire batt cables and everything u can think of
 

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its OK I took it to the shop and figured it out. its just the smell from the new muffler in the catback.
 

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oh i dont see why that smelled lik ski wax but its cool that its all that was wrong
 

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they probly used gaskets on the new exhaust, plus the new exhaust was probly burning off the oils on the parts
 

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is it a stick or a automatic?
 

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u might be burning your clutch up
 
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