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Burning smell I have a burning smell from mine after a short drive. This is a new car, under 1000 KM from last year. Is this a running in problem as the smell is more like sulphar smell. Can it be a sticking brake, though I do not feel it. Sometimes the car is stood for 4 weeks before use. Any ideas. I have the new style Eddie Buer. Bought in the Philippines. Any known problems or recall.

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The sulphur smell is the result of the emmisions control system. I have an 06 Expedition with the exact same engine and emmisions system as yours. When the engine is cold, you don't smell that sulphur smell, but as soon as the engine gets to operating temperature, the exhaust gasses smell sulphury. Nothing wrong with your ride - they all do that. The dealership sometimes spray the underbody with some type of rubber to protect the vehicle against rust. This rubber stuff sometimes get sprayd on the exhaust as well and then you will smell "burning tires" after driving the vehicle. This will go away after a few thousend miles though.

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