2018 2.0 AWD LT Equinox burning smell - Chevrolet Forum - Chevy Enthusiasts Forums

2018 2.0 AWD LT Equinox burning smell


Maddalex's Avatar
CF Beginner

Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 2

February 12th, 2018, 9:36 PM   #1  
2018 2.0 AWD LT Equinox burning smell

Hi all,

New here. First time post, long time Chev owner. Recently bought a demo Equinox and when it idles at a light or for any period of time it smells like burning oil. It was so bad the other day my girls put down the windows, it was -20 C out. Has about 6000 kms on it now, 4500 when I bought it. Is this a new vehicle break in smell? IF so for how long. If its a problem, what is it?

thank you in advance.

 
oilcanhenry's Avatar
CF Active Member

Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 180

February 12th, 2018, 11:32 PM   #2  
Posted By: Maddalex Hi all,

New here. First time post, long time Chev owner. Recently bought a demo Equinox and when it idles at a light or for any period of time it smells like burning oil. It was so bad the other day my girls put down the windows, it was -20 C out. Has about 6000 kms on it now, 4500 when I bought it. Is this a new vehicle break in smell? IF so for how long. If its a problem, what is it?

thank you in advance.
I have owned and driven LOTS of vehicles in my lifetime, including Semi-Diesel rigs. I am also a pretty damn good mechanic and I have broken in more then one motor. I have never encountered the smell of burning oil on a new vehicle. I wont even speculate on what the issue is. Take it back to the dealership and MAKE them repair the problem, because motors that are built right dont burn oil while "breaking in".

 
Maddalex's Avatar
CF Beginner

Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 2

February 13th, 2018, 1:04 AM   #3  
Thank you. Booked appointment. Still wondering what it might be.

 
Search this Thread
Sponsors
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: