2004 Jaguar XJR V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 25,000 miles
My Jag is in excellent condition. However, after I have driven her, there is a burnt smell when I put her in the garage.
The Brembo brakes appear to have at least 3/8ths pad all the way around. There is no noticeable odor while driving. If, when I first start her, I leave her idling in the garage, there is no odor. There is no smoke or any other signs of burning, other than, the odor in the garage after driving.
My guess would be the brakes. Is it unusual for break pads to emit such an odor? I'm inclined to replace the pads and rotors just to see if this corrects the problem; however, it would be frustrating to go through this trouble and expense to no avail.
Monday, April 12th, 2010 AT 11:55 AM