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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Burning Oil Smell

So this has recently started. I have an 09 MAlibu LT 2.4L. has 87k miles. i recently replaced both intake and exhaust solenoids. Starting to smell burning oil coming, mainly from the outside. Any ideas? I do plan on replacing my plugs next weekend as well
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 03:48 PM
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Re: Burning Oil Smell

Moved from Gen8 area, which is for 2013-up...

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Re: Burning Oil Smell

Have you checked the undercarriage for oil? Start there to see if you can find an external source for the leak. Also, check your oil levels...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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I opened my hood yesterday when i came back from work. The smell wasnt as strong when the engine bay was open. i could not see any leaks. UNdercarriage is clean. i do the underbody wash when i wash my car. Im thinking it could be plugs related? It is starting to start a little rough now.
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