Some tires have a smell. Our Bridgestones have a smell too after running and getting hot, but not quite a black tank smell.
You should smell the tire containers from Korea, Japan, and Indonesia when we open them. Kind of a cross between a dairy farm(feed lot) and a sugar beet plant....P-U
When I walk into the warehouse, I can always tell by the smell that we have unloaded a new shipment of imported tires. I've never asked the question, but I would guess it is the fumagation process.
Tom, Patty, Hannah "The Big Dog" and Abby Kat, Indianapolis, Indiana 2000 36' FDS 72232 Our Photos
We live out in our old van. Travel all across this land. Drive until the city lights dissolve into a country sky, me and you - hand in hand.