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Old February 12th, 2018, 8:36 PM
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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?

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Old February 12th, 2018, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Maddalex View Post
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".
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Old February 13th, 2018, 12:04 AM
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Thank you. Booked appointment. Still wondering what it might be.
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Been in 2x for 2.5 days for each fix and still the smell persists. Completely choked a brand new vehicle continues to emit this smell despite the "fixes". Had a similar experience with the loaner they gave me - 2018 Terrain. New platform year, is this a bigger issue than my vehicle or am I just unlucky this go around?
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MAKE THE DEALER FIX OR REPACE IT! If the dealer can't fix it, it can't be fixed, then have it replaced. Does your state have a lemon law?
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MAKE THE DEALER FIX OR REPACE IT! If the dealer can't fix it, it can't be fixed, then have it replaced. Does your state have a lemon law?
Live in Canada, Alberta. Not that I am aware of. Will check into it though.
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