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Smell like burnt rubber in engine compartment on passengers side. 05 plate 2 litre Focus Diesel. Engine runs seemingly happily, no odd noises, no visible warning lights or messages.

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  • michael_dock Jul 24, 2009

    Actual problem turned out to be a hot clutch plate. Apparently asbestos free clutches can smell like burnt rubber when they get hot. Hot weather makes the problem worse. Taken to extremes it can result in the clutch failing to work until it cools down.

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I expect that you have an oil leak that is dripping/running on to the exhaust. The burnt oil will smells a bit like rubber. Check for oil leaks that are higher up on the engine. (Valve Cover gasket for example).

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