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"test drove, unable to duplicate odor. removed blower motor resistor & inspected-looks good. no sign of overheating or smell. cabin air filter is clean. contacted star online. checked exhaust. all stickers burnt off. inspected trans housing. no clutch dust. turbo to manifold is aligned. sealed cowl housing to body sheet metal per star case. contacted chrysler engineering. field rep came out test drove and inspected vehicle. rep advised smoke/smell may have been from the dual dry clutch which has been known to smoke in a stop and go scenario for periods of time with low mileage due to the design of trans. no problems seen at this time."
Good thing there is "no problem" driving to work this morning, 60 mph on the highway. I get a service transmission message and check engine light is on, so I pull off of the off-ramp that I was on at the time and it was revving out of control when I pressed the gas. I ended up sitting on the side of the road for 35 minutes to get the car started after completing 10 minutes of put it neutral then drive. The car was towed to a different dealership this time, and luckily I did not go with the tow truck driver. This dealership is "new and doesn't have the authorization" for loaner vehicles and since (per Chrysler policy) they cannot reimburse me for a rental until they look at it which is Monday at the earliest. Currently at work, 35 miles from home, with no vehicle. Not happy.
 

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same thing happened to me and my girlfriends dart tonight. We went to a holiday drive thru light display, lots of sitting and idling. Acrid smell, of burnt rubber, wires, etc, and smoke coming up from between engine block and fuse panel. I`m assuming this is something that Dodge is gonna tell me cant be found, or reproduced as per normal. Car has just under 19000 miles on it. I`m just adding this to the list of shit, but I WILL not let her drive it until it is resolved or told it is safe to drive.
 

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I wouldn't say we had it pouring out but it was enough to be concerned and the smell is awful, driving with the windows open in 20 degree weather isn't my idea of fun lol
 

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If I had any smoke coming out of my new Dart I would get it on film.................unless me and my friends were to poor to own a camera. :)
Floyd, god love ya but hear me me out. I have the same issue described. I can smell this toxic burning petroleum through my vents but never see smoke under the hood. I've checked, I've had others check, including the dealership. Quit being a chode on this one with the facetious smilies. It's not healthy to breath this stuff in and Dodge really needs to get this sorted. It does not smell like brakes or clutch discs.
 

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I have this same problem. Can't seem to reproduce when necessary so still nothing. The smell is definitely annoying and certainly can't be healthy considering it smells very similar to burnt electrical wire with a weird zing. The most difficult smell to describe. Happened first about 3 months ago and have yet to find a fitting description of the smell...... I wish I could get this figured out because it's bothering me. I just want to know what it is.
 

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Floyd, god love ya but hear me me out. I have the same issue described. I can smell this toxic burning petroleum through my vents but never see smoke under the hood. I've checked, I've had others check, including the dealership. Quit being a chode on this one with the facetious smilies. It's not healthy to breath this stuff in and Dodge really needs to get this sorted. It does not smell like brakes or clutch discs.
If you didn't say you saw smoke coming out then what makes me think I'm talking to you? Did you think you could film a smell?
 

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If you didn't say you saw smoke coming out then what makes me think I'm talking to you? Did you think you could film a smell?
Same smell, same issue, one smokes one doesn't. Not everything's as cut and dry, easy-peasy as it is for these peasants as it is for a superior being like PBF. I'm all for trolling but do it out of the tech sections. These guys have less than 10 posts and are searching for an answer. Not looking to be compared to poor people.
 

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i was gonna ask what is the safe temp for our cars to be at? i sometimes wonder whythe whole engien bay was sealed up. it holds too much heat and this is winter, i cant wait to see summer temps plus the horrible sealed up engine bay temps rise and cause damages.
 

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So you equate a burning smell or some other weird smells in a new car that lasts a few days (like I reported too and has happened in each of the dozens of vehicles I have bought new) with smoke billowing out from under the hood and/or thru the vents? That's not logical.
 

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I also have smelled something similar. Rarely happens anymore and have never had any codes or felt the car run rough. I'm not too worried about it...
 

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I had the same problem. Turns out it was an O ring at the bottom of the oil separator were the plastic box goes into the valve cover. I noticed small amounts of oil dripping down the side onto the valve cover next to the right plug recess. It took care of the smells after they replaced the o-ring . Other things you May be smelling is oil from the turbo. a small amount of that is normal but you shouldn't see oil or smoke coming out anywhere. I'm also reading that our air to fuel mixture isn't the greatest. I'm doing more research because I've noticed the exhaust smells a little funny but I'm also reading that everybody's states the same thing. I keep having to remind myself this isn't the 90's and I'm not building/maintaining old turbo cars And this motor is literally a robot! If you have not done anything about the constrictive Airways you need to do something as well. I noticed this also did not help my dart out much. The cars truly do need some kind of intake and new intercooler piping as they are not mandrel bent.
I hope this helps.

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Finally a picture, thank you! :p

One day someone with "smoke billowing out of my Dart" will post up a picture but until then your dog is #1! When our Dart was new and putting out weird plastic burning smells I opened the hood. You could cook a ham on top of our engine! I told my wife either it is going to go away in a few days, or else the car is going to break. It went away like I thought it would, no drama required. Hopefully most Dart owners will have a similar happy experience.
 

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I have no idea how that managed to attach a picture of my dogs on there....... that's too funny.... Since we're talking about it here's a pic of one that'll do faster than your dart 0 to 60 any day.... =D

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Some have 4 wheels and burn oil, some have 4 legs and burn gas.

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I have no idea how that managed to attach a picture of my dogs on there....... that's too funny.... Since we're talking about it here's a pic of one that'll do faster than your dart 0 to 60 any day.... =D

<img src="http://www.dodge-dart.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25014"/>

Some have 4 wheels and burn oil, some have 4 legs and burn gas.

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Did you steal my dog... And my couch?

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Sorry to get off topic... It was just too good for me to pass up.
 
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