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      05-20-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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"Burned gasket" smell

I have a 328i convertible. When I drive in "Sport" mode for a while, the engine starts smelling like burned gasket. I don't over rev, barely go over 5000rpm. I thought it was happening when new, but now the car is 6 months old with 8K miles on it. Should I be concerned?
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      01-31-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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Same Problem

Did you ever find a solution to your problem. I have a new 2011 328i and I believe that I am getting the same smell when driving in sport drive mode. Any light you can shed on this would be greatly appreciated.
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      01-31-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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Ya know this is kinda curious, because during these past 2 months of winter, when I pull in the drive and shut the car off - I also get a distinct odor like burning rubber???

I always drive my car in DS mode regardless of season - I'm not shifting manually when I get this smell either, so no over revving.

I did switch out to my winter wheel/tire set, but they are exact same size as summer set and no evidence of them rubbing. Never smelled this odor before & my car has 10k miles
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Thanks for Replying

I bought the car, new, just before it started snowing here. I, too, just put snow tires on the care, but did not notice if it coincided with that. I will keep researching this and would appreciate you sharing anything you can find on it. First, I am going to run some "with" and "without" DS driving mode tests to see if there is a difference....with the hope of isolating it.

Thanks again, keep in touch if you find something.
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      02-02-2011, 01:42 AM   #5
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your probably smelling the cosmalean, its a sticky nasty stuff they spray the cars with. never comes off the car.. designed not too.
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      02-02-2011, 02:19 AM   #6
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i feel like there is a plague that is going to hit the N52 engine it seems to be a very fragile engine. 2006 seems to have the more issues with its starter issue and the ticking issue.
i have had a lot of disappointment from the life span of the parts in my engine and for its age they never should have broken as soon as they did
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I know this is an older thread but I noticed this burning rubber like smell again today. I had been driving in DS mode for probably 15 minutes. As soon as I smelled it I switched back to D and the smell went away.

This happened a few months ago too. That time I pulled over and checked under the hood but nothing was smoking and I couldn't smell it anymore.

Come to think of it, both times I was driving up a hill on the freeway.

Anyone learned anything else about this?
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I never had an issue with my N52 motor. It worked great up till when I sold it 2 months back with 49k on it.


As for the smell I always had a weird smell when driving in manual mode. If I drive it normal auto mode I never had a smell. I smelt that since I purchased it but never thought twice about it.


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i feel like there is a plague that is going to hit the N52 engine it seems to be a very fragile engine. 2006 seems to have the more issues with its starter issue and the ticking issue.
i have had a lot of disappointment from the life span of the parts in my engine and for its age they never should have broken as soon as they did
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