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Smelling hot rubber after drive by Squall86GT
Started on: 06-08-2021 08:10 PM
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After a 10 minute drive or so, it seems like each time there’s kind of this hot smell of rubber in the garage. My best guess would be a belt. What’s a good way to see if the belt is too tight? Or should I look at something else?
It’s got new brakes if that matters. Thanks
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Originally posted by Squall86GT:

It’s got new brakes if that matters.


After a drive, touch every brake disc with the back of a knuckle to see if one or more are hotter than the rest.

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Originally posted by Patrick:

After a drive, touch every brake disc with the back of a knuckle to see if one or more are hotter than the rest.


Yep. Sounds like a dragging pad.
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I’ve got a laser thermometer. I’ll try that. Thanks guys.
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Originally posted by Squall86GT:

I’ve got a laser thermometer. I’ll try that.


Where's your sense of adventure? The back of my knuckles aren't scarred all that badly. lol
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Originally posted by Squall86GT:

I’ve got a laser thermometer. I’ll try that. Thanks guys.


When "driving normal" in summer weather...

- After a short drive the calipers should be approximately 90-110 degrees
- After a longer drive the calipers should read approximately 125-150 degrees
- The fronts should be slightly hotter than the rear

If any one caliper is much higher than the other three there is an issue.

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Another thing you want to check and make sure a plastic baggie is not stuck/melting on exhaust that you might have picked up on the roadway.
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Originally posted by Skybax:

After a short drive the calipers should be approximately 90-110 degrees...


Calipers? I suspect you meant the rotor/brake discs.

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Many of my customers described oil leaking on hot exhaust parts as a burning rubber smell. Might be worth a look. It may avoid the " they all catch fire " syndrome.

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I drove about 2 miles. It’s a very warm humid day here. The rotors in the back we’re both about the same at like 123°F in the front two were like 126.

I did notice a small oil spot before driving it sort of towards the front of the engine which is basically lined up with the front side of the rear tires. Possible that that oil is getting on exhaust pipes up there?

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Rotors Pads and some others will get hot and can Burn you easy.

When using IR etc to read them...
read both Fronts then Both rears and quickly.
Fronts should be very close to each other. Same for rears. Often Won't see same for all and is normal.
Quick because rotors and more cool faster then most think and reading temp won't matter if you wait too long to read.

Pad Dragging can be one to several problems...
Piston problems, slider problems, etc.
See my Cave, Brake Service and rest of section.

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