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11-15-2005, 11:03 AM
whenever i beat on my car or just acclerate hard a few times i get a burning smell. if you pop the hood smoke comes out from near teh egr valve. i have had this problem ever since i ahd the head gasket changed im thinking thats it mayb the valve cover gasket leaking and burning any ideas?

11-15-2005, 11:08 AM
Sounds plausible that it could be a valve cover gasket. There is a breather in the rear valve cover that is right near the EGR valve, underneither the coilpacks. It would be easy to forget to plug this back in, might be worth checking. What color smoke? Do you get more when you gun it? Have you noticed increased oil consumption? Does it smell like exhaust?

11-17-2005, 09:56 AM
its a blueish tinted smoke and it smells like rubber or oil. and i only get it to smoke more when i gun it and really stomp on teh pedal

11-17-2005, 10:27 AM
Hmm, sounds like an oil type of leak for sure then. Check the breather on the rear valve cover, and the valve cover gasket.