Burning smell - Cat?
I've read on a few posts recently about the cats on petrol 156's taking an age to get up to full operating temperature, which has got me thinking.....
When I've been caning my 1.8TS for a while, I often get a slight burning smell in the cabin, a bit like burning rubber. As is usual in these circumstances, I catch up with traffic after a couple of minutes of fun, and the smell disappears. I've had a good sniff all round the car after I've stopped, but never the slightest whiff of anything untoward. I'm pretty sure it's not tyres or brakes because I'm not brave enough to push it to the ragged edge!
I know this possibly points to the clutch burning, but I'm pretty careful with my clutch and if it was slipping at all, I would expect it to manifest when reversing up my steep drive (Toyota Celica couldn't do it in reverse because the clutch was too weak!). Am I clutching at straws, or could this smell be the Cat finally reaching operating temperature and smelling as it burns off a carbon build up?