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Tman

burning rubber smell

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Whenever I park my 2006 Boxster S after a drive, I notice a slight burning rubber type of smell emanating from the rear wheelwells. Has anyone else noticed this or have any ideas what may be causing it?

Thank you,

Tman

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Do you get this after every drive or just after a spirited drive?

One explanation I heard, and it makes sense to me, is don't forget the hot exhaust is right behind the rear wheels. When you drive, you kick-up all kinds of crap that will hit the hot exhaust and possibly make a stink. After a spirited drive, where do you think those tiny-tiny pieces of tire wear go? On your hot exhaust...right! Maybe this is where the buring rubber smell comes from.

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Do you notice any fluid leaks?? If no then it could very well be stuff burning off the exhaust.

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Whenever I park my 2006 Boxster S after a drive, I notice a slight burning rubber type of smell emanating from the rear wheelwells. Has anyone else noticed this or have any ideas what may be causing it?

Thank you,

Tman

Thanks for the tip...never considered 'road dust' could be the culprit. I guess I need to get underneath the car and get an idea where things are located :P

Tman

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I get this as well from my 1999 C4. I suspect something burning off in the exhaust but haven't had any luck in tracking it down.

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T man: Further to the burnt rubber smell, I believe it to be the smell of nice warm clutch plates. When you turn off the engine after a good run down the road, the hot engine and transmission vent up through the rear wheel wells. There is only one place for the hot smells to come up when the engine is turned off. I've come to believe this is a normal Boxster smell, and it is far nicer than any 911. Regards, Metron

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Whenever I park my 2006 Boxster S after a drive, I notice a slight burning rubber type of smell emanating from the rear wheelwells. Has anyone else noticed this or have any ideas what may be causing it?

Thank you,

Tman

Thanks for the tip...never considered 'road dust' could be the culprit. I guess I need to get underneath the car and get an idea where things are located :P

Tman

Hi I also have the same problem on my 2005 987 rubber smell , also when i start the engine and until it reaches 80ºc a light metal vibration noise is noticed i don't now about the relation but any help is appreciated thanks in advance

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Whenever I park my 2006 Boxster S after a drive, I notice a slight burning rubber type of smell emanating from the rear wheelwells. Has anyone else noticed this or have any ideas what may be causing it?

Thank you,

Tman

Thanks for the tip...never considered 'road dust' could be the culprit. I guess I need to get underneath the car and get an idea where things are located :P

Tman

Hi I also have the same problem on my 2005 987 rubber smell , also when i start the engine and until it reaches 80ºc a light metal vibration noise is noticed i don't now about the relation but any help is appreciated thanks in advance

Your vibration is likely an exhaust heat shield. Have a look and see if any are bent and too close to something else.

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Whenever I park my 2006 Boxster S after a drive, I notice a slight burning rubber type of smell emanating from the rear wheelwells. Has anyone else noticed this or have any ideas what may be causing it?

Thank you,

Tman

Thanks for the tip...never considered 'road dust' could be the culprit. I guess I need to get underneath the car and get an idea where things are located :P

Tman

Hi I also have the same problem on my 2005 987 rubber smell , also when i start the engine and until it reaches 80ºc a light metal vibration noise is noticed i don't now about the relation but any help is appreciated thanks in advance

Your vibration is likely an exhaust heat shield. Have a look and see if any are bent and too close to something else.

I experienced the same smell (after a "hot" ride as I´d call it) - in the german PFF forum a user eported that the rubber fit of its stabalizer have been hurt by the heat. He discovered this as he also experience a "plong" sound while driving...

Just a hint.

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