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Old 09-10-2009, 04:30 AM
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I wasn't sure if I should put this post here, or in the 5.7 liter section. Anyways, the charger is smelling pretty weird... almost like it's burning. Its a 2008 Dodge Charger R/T (5.7 obviously) with 14000 miles on it. It's never smelled like this before and it's only when it is shut off after it's been warmed up. It almost smells like plastic burning I guess? Any input on the smell would be great guys, thanks!
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Sorry I don't have an answer for you but have you tried asking that on ChargerforumZ.com ?
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That's the leftover Honda plastic your Charger burped up after eating them for breakfast.
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Better make sure nothing is sitting on the exhaust manifold
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Sorry I don't have an answer for you but have you tried asking that on ChargerforumZ.com ?
I'm not a member on those forums. Figured theres enough tech guys to help here :P

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That's the leftover Honda plastic your Charger burped up after eating them for breakfast.
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Better make sure nothing is sitting on the exhaust manifold
Nope. The only thing I could possibly think of is the HEMI cover on the engine. I know thats not a likely possibility, but thats really all I can think of.
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If it's a burning smell, well, it's probably something burning... go figure, right. Check and see if all hoses are tight and not sitting close to either the block or exhaust manifold. I don't think that the air intake would smolder just cuz it's so far from the high heat, plus it's air cooled. I've also seen things bounce up and stick to the exhaust and burn... stupid grocery bags on the highway.
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If it's a burning smell, well, it's probably something burning... go figure, right. Check and see if all hoses are tight and not sitting close to either the block or exhaust manifold. I don't think that the air intake would smolder just cuz it's so far from the high heat, plus it's air cooled. I've also seen things bounce up and stick to the exhaust and burn... stupid grocery bags on the highway.
Nah the intake wouldn't but I mean the actual cover itself that says HEMI, it's large and plastic and it's used purely for dress-up.

I'm probably going to clean the whole exhaust system... See if that makes a difference, i'm sure theres gunk that wouldn't hurt to come off.
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