Hot oil smell anyone?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by reddog99, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    I've been noticing for awhile that after I get home from work, and have parked in the garage, that I can smell the distinct odor of hot oil. Today I jacked up the car and looked under the engine area for any sign of a leak and everything is dry. Even the heat exchanger that the oil filter is screwed onto is dry. The drain plug is dry. The garage floor is dry. I just can't find anything.

    Since I can't find any actual leaks, I'm not too concerned, but it sure is puzzling. When parked in the open, there's too much air circulation to detect any odor, but it's hard to miss in a closed garage. Has anyone else smelled this???
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  3. ghostwhite

    ghostwhite Active Member

    Maybe it's the brakes

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  4. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Not unless the brakes smell like 5W-20...
  5. ghostwhite

    ghostwhite Active Member

    Haha you know the weight of the oil you smell?

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  6. crzyworm623

    crzyworm623 Member

    Interesting you say that. I have just over a 1000 miles on my car. I just did the second oil change and I'm finally getting on it a bit. A day or so ago just before getting home I did a 3 / 4 wot pull and then pulled into the garage shortly after. I thought for sure oil was burning. I checked all around no leaks checked the dipstick about twenty times since it's impossible to read. I wrote it off to still new car break in. Def wasn't brakes or clutch.

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  7. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    It'd be logical to speculate that the turbo is the source of the heat, but I can't figure how the fumes are escaping from the inside of the engine. Maybe there is a bit of seepage from the turbo area (or somewhere else), but not enough to drip. That turbo is buried in there and it's nearly impossible to look at.

    Don't tell the EPA! They will call it unburned hydrocarbons and ban the car. :)

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