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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm a new member to this site, I own a corvette C5 Z06 2002 model, color - Torch Red.

I've been getting on fine with it since I took posession of it about 4 months ago but now I've noticed when the engine heats up there's a hot rubber smell, I haven't looked underneath yet as I'm guessing something may of got cought up.

if you have any other advice I'd be most appreciative of you help.

Oh when I lift the hood there's no visible sign of problems???

Regards Des (I'm in the UK)
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 09:54 PM
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Does it smell like oil or rubber? you might have a hose or something rubber touching the exhaust system. Check your fluids and see if anything is low.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 01:12 PM
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First: Check to ensure that you have not sucked a bag or something up in front of the radiator. These things are bottom feeders.
Second: Check to make sure that the rubber hose(drivers side) that runs from the brake booster.
Make sure that everything that is rubber or plastic is away from the exhayst manifolds.
Last: Check your serpetine belts. There is one for the engine of course and there is one or the AC. Make sure that they are straight and true and that everything that is supposed to spin, spins.

One more thing is to check the harmonic Balancer on the end of the crank and make sure it is not warped. It consists of the balancer, a bubber ring, and the outside ring where the serpintine belt runs. The rubber has been known to go bad and the thing wobbles rather than turns. If it coes out completely there can be quite a bit of damage done under the hood to the engine.
Good Luck
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