Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Very odd smell ??? in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Hello All I have a 93 Brougham w/5.7L Smokes from under the hood, like it is overheating. But the smell ...
- 12-06-04 11:31 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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- Dec 2004
Very odd smell ???
I have a 93 Brougham w/5.7L
Smokes from under the hood, like it is overheating. But the smell is like the engine caught fire and was put out, and I hear boiling???. I noticed on the right hand front corner of the intake manifold where it touches the head, the gasket looks wet, but I don't see anything leaking??? But that smell of fire has me puzzled... I never smelt anything like that with out a visible fire.
I'm hoping it's not a worped head. could it just be a replacement of the intake manifold gasket???
All help would be greatful.
- 12-08-04 02:30 PM #2Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 94 Seville SLS
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- Dec 2003
Re: Very odd smell ???
The first thing I would do is clean the engine. Either do it youself with Gunk or have a trusted shop do it. The problem should go away temporarily. Then keep a sharp eye on the engine and see where it is leaking. Most likely the smell and smoke is oil getting on the exhaust system. It smells bad, I know.