If you smell burnt oil from the engine bay, it could be a rear main seal leak.
Or even extremely low transmission fluid it can smell like burnt oil.
Try to check your OIL level, and recheck in 7-10 days if its lower then you might want to start the car and look under the motor it might be leaking a few droplets of oil between the tranny and block.
1 drop of oil over a operating exhaust, manifold, or any extremely hot surfaces will make it smell like a quart being burnt.
Hope your not having a rear main seal leak, cause you are going to need to drop the transmission just to get to the seal. ( If its not too bad you can try some rear main seal repair additives )
Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 6:07 PM