car smells like burning hair, wtf?

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  1. pac1085

    pac1085 Diamond Member

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    When i pulled in my driveway today, my car smelled like burning hair. I cant pinpoint the location and it doesnt seem to be comming from the engine bay or the exhaust... the car is a 97 audi a4 1.8 quattro. Any ideas? I'm stumped... (and its 10 degrees out so I dont really wanna look at it in detail).
     
  2. moshquerade

    moshquerade No Lifer

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    overheating?

    or the dead body in your trunk is spontaneously combusting
     
  3. Jfrag Teh Foul

    Jfrag Teh Foul Diamond Member

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    Read title as cat smells like burning hair, wtf?

    :D
     
  4. Encryptic

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    Could be something electrical, but IANAM.

    I'd at least pop the hood and make sure you didn't have a cat crawl under the hood and go to sleep on the engine or something.
     
  5. pac1085

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    ok .. wtf.. its not my car I just found out --- my whole neighborhood smells like this. WTF?
     
  6. moshquerade

    moshquerade No Lifer

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    live near a crematorium?
     
  7. pac1085

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    Somones house must be on fire a few miles away, or a warehouse, or something - its really nasty....and i dont see any smoke
     
  8. ragazzo

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    actually, i was thinking it's the smell of burn cat hair ;)
     
  9. Bootprint

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    Maybe someone is checking their antiques and had a little accident.

    "Tortoise shell or plastic?

    Objects made of tortoise shell are very scarce, and understandably quite valuable. A 19th-century tortoise-shell tea caddy, for instance, can bring anywhere from $1000 to $1500 at auction. Is your tortoise-shell object authentic? Here's how to find out...

    The Test:
    Remove a tiny piece of the material from an inconspicuous area. Using tweezers, hold the piece over a match. If the resulting smoke smells like burning hair, you've got the real tortoise shell. If it smells like burning plastic, you don't. "

    link
     
  10. Encryptic

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    Heh....I have to give you points for creativity on that one.
     
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