Smell after flat towing

Nutmeg

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2019
Messages
52
Reaction score
31
Location
Connecticut
Vehicle(s)
2019 Wrangler
Flat towed the JL for the first time on an extended trip. Using a Brake Buddy auxiliary braking system, Noticing running vehicle after being flat towed an burnt odor in the engine bay in front of the battery which dissipates after a few miles. Anybody else noticing this? Brake rotors are cool.





Advertisement

 

Texag

New Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
3
Reaction score
1
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
2019 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon
It’s normal. I’ve always thought it was rubber and other stuff from the road being kicked up Into the radiator and engine compartment then burning it off when you start the Jeep.
 

Biocruiser

Member
First Name
Robert
Joined
Apr 24, 2019
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Location
Phoenix
Vehicle(s)
2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JL
Agree with Texag. Totally normal. This has happened on every toad I've owned over the years. It's well-documented on various RV forums. As noted above, it's due to rubber on the road being deposited on the vehicle and then burned off.
 

LincolnSixAlpha

Well-Known Member
First Name
Brian
Joined
Oct 26, 2018
Messages
351
Reaction score
268
Location
Arizona
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Vehicle Showcase
1
Smells like teen spirit?
 
OP
Nutmeg

Nutmeg

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2019
Messages
52
Reaction score
31
Location
Connecticut
Vehicle(s)
2019 Wrangler
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Thanks makes me feel better. New vehicle first long tow and what the heck is this. Did not notice it on my prior toad but the engine compartment in the JL gets considerable hotter in comparison.
 

Jmonroe

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jay
Joined
Jun 26, 2018
Messages
336
Reaction score
320
Location
Florida
Vehicle(s)
2020 JLUR and a '99 Camaro SS convertible I bought new
Occupation
Retired
Last two roads were JKs, same smell on both, everytime. Current non-Jeep road (I know, I'm sorry), no smell.
 

Advertisement




Hothead Headliners
 



Advertisement
Top