Burning Smell

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Every time I drive it home, on what is basically a 4000ft elevation gain over 18 miles. I get a strong burning smell that resembles burnt rubber and hair. Anybody have clue what this might be? I have cross checked the truck and internet and I can’t find an answer. Is this the regen cycle? Truck is empty, no trailer, completely stock and less then 1000 miles on the odometer.
 

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Every time I drive it home, on what is basically a 4000ft elevation gain over 18 miles. I get a strong burning smell that resembles burnt rubber and hair. Anybody have clue what this might be? I have cross checked the truck and internet and I can’t find an answer. Is this the regen cycle? Truck is empty, no trailer, completely stock and less then 1000 miles on the odometer.
If it’s a diesel it’s most likely the DEF spray it smells pretty bad cross between rubber and the smell of brakes you shouldn’t smell it inside the cab though usually I don’t smell it but if you’re just doing a short drive and it sprays you’re gonna smell it
 

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Mine had a very short touch of a burnt rubber smell when new. I had it undercoated from the dealerships vendor. they had a touch of overspray on an exhaust pipe. overall a good job just a bit on a pipe that got hot.
 

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Mine had a very short touch of a burnt rubber smell when new. I had it undercoated from the dealerships vendor. they had a touch of overspray on an exhaust pipe. overall a good job just a bit on a pipe that got hot.
Undercoated with what? Whoolwax? Fluidfilm? Amsoil?... not tectyl or some other rubberized stuff, right?
 

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beats the crap out of me some black crap

I did get some Amsoil and plan to get more that stuff is awesome. Amsoil dealer said probably 3 cans to treat a Super Duty. He gave me a free can and I have been using it on my Jeep. Just love it.
 

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When it stinks like that its the regen cycle heating up the Diesel Particulate Filter to burn off the particulates...........which stinks
 

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If you smell that smell....and your gonna drive home from work...take the long way and stay on the interstate....till it finishes....!

TREMOR tip O the week!
 
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