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1999 BMW 540i Question: Hot rubber smell coming from engine.

 

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99540, Fanwood, NJ, March 05, 2013, 14:08
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I have a 99 540 with 70,000 miles. The car has been very well taken care of. After driving, a hot rubber smell comes from the engine compartment. It does not smell like hot oil but rather hot rubber. I noticed that the power steering fluid reserve had leaked somewhat. Could that be causing the smell?

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  • Answer #1

    March 05, 2013, 17:14
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    one of your pulleys is freezing up

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  • Answer #2

    March 06, 2013, 07:23
     Journeyman

    What your smelling is probably your belt. Have it inspected right away or going to leave you stranded. Like answer #1 something binding up belt.

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