bud hurley
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  • kingsville, maryland
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jwight replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"Should have clarified - no matter how they're driven in normal street use. Our UK Mini with a front mounted 4 speed transaxle, driven normally on the street, is without any clutch smell.  Just personal experience with that car. YMMV, of…"
Jan 24, 2013
GasHog replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"I'm not looking to argue about it, I'm just confirming that after five years I still smell mine and it's not been any issue at over 50k miles of service.  The other cars you have likely don't have 5 speed transaxles and a…"
Jan 24, 2013
jwight replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"Could be the case I suppose, but I never smell anything like that in other cars with clutches (we have two in addition to the smart) no matter how they're driven. "
Jan 23, 2013
GasHog replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"My experience is that this will not go away, but it is normal.  The servo clutch manual drive system is a clutch, and it you use it heavily or have a stop and go drive it is not unusual to get a clutch smell off the back of the car.  My…"
Jan 23, 2013
jwight replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"OK, didn't see that on your page.  Even at 3K miles it should be gone but since it's under warranty why not have the dealer check it out? "
Jan 13, 2013
bud hurley replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"hi guys, the car is a 2011.  traded the 08 in for it. it has 3000 miles. the old one had a slight odor but this one seems stronger. hopefully it will burn off and go away. time will tell. thanks for your interest...........bud "
Jan 13, 2013
jwight replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"I think the car is a 2008 - all of that stuff should have burned off long ago. "
Jan 12, 2013
Robert Ricewasser replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"It is just the cosmoline burning off of the engine and exhaust system.  All smarts do this.  After awhile, the odor will go away."
Jan 12, 2013

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I've been a smart owner since
April 1, 2008
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kingsville, maryland
My favorite things about smart
just a neat little car

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