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Old 03-24-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Oooooh, that smell

Just completed first leg of our first trip of the season, and the first trip with the Wrangler.
As a seasoned newbie I thought I might bring up the smell that emits from the toad after it is driven the first time and burns off all the accumulated road junk. Last year we were in a convertible and about ready to take it to the dealer, this time the DW had to remind me outside of Starbucks what the smell was.
So, if I can just keep one newbie from freaking out like we did, this post will have been worth it!
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Could you please expound on what is burning off of what?

We tow our Escape on a dolly...no odor upon disconnect. Is it a Jeep/off the beaten path thing?

Thanks and safe travels
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Could you please expound on what is burning off of what?

We tow our Escape on a dolly...no odor upon disconnect. Is it a Jeep/off the beaten path thing?

Thanks and safe travels
Road stuff being asphalt, oil and other goo that gets kicked up as we drive along. Since the toad isn't hot, this stuff accumulates on it's underside for however many hundreds of miles. Then when the exhaust system heats up it burns off, ( it can be especially potent if you drive over new construction )
Last year we were driving our Toyota Solara on an Eeze-toe, this year the Wrangler 4-down and there it was, that smell. Not saying it always happens, just saying it can and should not be alarming.
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Never heard of that! We don't have it with our toad.
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Never heard of that! We don't have it with our toad.
We did today. Had towed the Wrangler about 650 miles in 2 days. Then, a smell, much like burnt rubber. Ya, got freekin paranoid! Searched here. Boom!
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