Burning exhaust ! Smell ! Heat !
Hi, can anyone help here please.
I've just returned from a 30min trip in my car. I got out and went to the boot after turning off the engin. Whilst at the rear of the vehicle I could smell a burning / smouldering scent. I thought at first I may be the tyres and look closley at the rear passenger wheel. I also heard a clicking / ticking noise coming from behind the wheel so I looked there. Then I noticed heat vapour / smoke coming off the back box as it had been raining so the water was condensing off the back box. I placed my hand close to the box and it was indeed hot and I assume that this is where the ticking/scent orriginated from. Never noticed any of this before. I turned the ignition back on to see if the temp dial showed anything untoward and it was on the ever faithful 90 oC.
Do i need to be alarmed? I have a 150mile trip tomorrow?
Last edited by strid; 13-01-09 at 13:52.