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Can you smell that?

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Hey guys, I have a 2002 G20 sport, and i noticed that my engine seems to smell like it is burning, it is that smell you get after you have just been racing and pushing the car to higher RPM's but it has been like that for about 3 days now, even with the car off. I also noticed that it is idling a little low, does anyone have the correct idle rpm's? and the tachometer is a little wavy when idling, is that normal? I need to bring it in for servicing, it is about 3,000 miles overdue do you think this could be the problem. Any help would be great becuase the car only has 9,900 miles on it and i am a little worried. Oh yea when i am shifting from first to second the car seems to "jump" a bit could this mean i need a new clutch? Sorry for the long message but i need help an i am very worried :(
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I would definately bring it in for servicing ASAP. If the smell continues bring it back to them and tell them there's something wrong. I wouldn't mention it now since your car is so far overdue, if you did some damage they may not fix it for free.

Your clutch really shouldnt be dead so early. Are you a new driver, or abuse the clutch??
I've never smelt anything burning which would be coming from the engine.

I've had a "rotten egg" sulfur odor, but you can have them update your ECU program to get rid of that.

Regarding the burning smell... are you by chance running aftermarket headlight bulbs which are starting to burn up your wiring? The wiring will start to burn first. Then your harnesses will begin to melt.

I know "someone" =) who did that once. What a dope! :confused:
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