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    Exhaust smells like plastic is burning.

    For some reason my exhaust smells like plastic is burning! i only smell it when im stopped. or behind the car. its really freakin me out!

    i cant find anything it could be. Got any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by totalkos View Post
    For some reason my exhaust smells like plastic is burning! i only smell it when im stopped. or behind the car. its really freakin me out!

    i cant find anything it could be. Got any ideas?
    have you looked under your car yet???

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    Yeah, my fiance had a plastic bag melt to her catalytic converter on her Corolla and she asked me to take it off and I couldn't get all of i, so I told her to deal with it till it melted all the way off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Yeah, my fiance had a plastic bag melt to her catalytic converter on her Corolla and she asked me to take it off and I couldn't get all of i, so I told her to deal with it till it melted all the way off.
    did i tell you about the squirrel that got trapped between my Y pipe and floor board??? kinda of smelled good after the fur got burnt off... didn't smell so good after a few days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Yeah, my fiance had a plastic bag melt to her catalytic converter on her Corolla and she asked me to take it off and I couldn't get all of i, so I told her to deal with it till it melted all the way off.
    I've had plastic bags stuck to 2 different exhausts and it will not come off until it burns away, I thought for sure the car was on fire.

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    When you smell plastic burning there is plastic burning. Find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    When you smell plastic burning there is plastic burning. Find it.


    yeah its most likely a plastic bag
    Last edited by ggino85; 09-24-2008 at 02:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    When you smell plastic burning there is plastic burning. Find it.
    lol. thanks

    ive looked everywhere!. all my fluid levels are fine. everything seems to be top notch. its coming from the exhaust for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by totalkos View Post
    lol. thanks

    ive looked everywhere!. all my fluid levels are fine. everything seems to be top notch. its coming from the exhaust for sure.
    get a flashlight and look into the pipes to make sure some hater didnt put somthing in there.

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    just a thought but check your gaskets, if you bought the car from someone you never know what type os gaskets the used etc....also check your fuel tank carefully, not sure how your exhaust is set up but if it got loose or bent etc, it could be heating you fuel tank and thats bad just get under your car and check it out...

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    i have the magnaflow catback.

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    did u get under the car yet?

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    Yes. ive looked everywhere i physically can!

    i did a radiator flush, oil change, transmission oil change, rear end oil change. plugs(ngk) wires(msd). and its still doing it!

    its running like a champ too!. i dont think its the catalytic converters either, because it smells like burning plastic and they aren't getting to hot or anything like they normally would when they go out.

    driving me crazy!

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    I've sucked plastic bags into my radiator that were plastered to it. Maybe the same happened to you. Did you use zip ties to hang your cat back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    I've sucked plastic bags into my radiator that were plastered to it. Maybe the same happened to you. Did you use zip ties to hang your cat back?
    lol no, welded!

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