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Car smells like burning oil when heat is on and we have come to a stop. Once we get moving again it goes away. What could this be?

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While not my area of expertise, I would check and see if you have a small leak that is getting on the manifold, this could cause the smell when you are not at speed and getting the smell when you stop.

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