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Smell oil burning when fan kicks on whats this?

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If your smelling burning oil I would say your valve cover gaskets are leaking most likely down on to the exhaust manifold and when the fan kicks on it is blowing it back and into the car . So I would look for oil on the engine most of the time it is leaking valve covers and some times spilled oil .

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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