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Greddy Type S just installed, now weird smell

97GSTJake

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Mar 3, 2006
North Vernon, Indiana
Okay guys i just installed my greddy type s on yesterday and now i am starting to notice a weird burning type smell for only a couple seconds when i stop after driving (like at a light), i was wondering if this is either 1. from the bov fluttering (i heard it causes compressor surge) or 2. my engine brite cleaner that i cleaned my engine with 3 days ago still burning the smell of the engine.... what do you think this could be? i am running the bov pretty soft but it flutters under really low pressure in high gear
 

brute

Proven Member
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Jun 29, 2005
Rio Rancho, New_Mexico
When engine cleaner burns off, it smells pretty bad. 3 days to burn off sounds kinda long though... did you clean it 3 days ago and park it or have those been 3 driving days? Can you describe the smell more? (like burning oil, electrical fire, etc.)
 

kottyking

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Feb 29, 2004
Madison, Wisconsin
It's probably the engine cleaner. Also, for your sake, check the bov to make sure it's not causing any surge to the turbo.
 

97GSTJake

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Mar 3, 2006
North Vernon, Indiana
thanks alot guys for the input, yea the smell does smell like a burn smell.....im thinking it probably is that engine cleaner, i never really let the car sit completely after doing it... but of course it was washed off.... but that flutter sound is compressor surge? most likely?
 

zippyshoe

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Aug 10, 2005
New Holland, Pennsylvania
Yes, compressor surge is generally described as a flutter sound which is due to the BOV not opening to release the pressurized air in your intake system when the throttle suddenly closes. When this occurs, the pressurized air has nowhere to go but back through your turbo's compressor - this is bad for your turbo. I had compressor surge after installing my Type S at low boost levels, but after performing the single-spring mod, the compressor surge has been eliminated.
 
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