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  1. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, all. I have a 2000 328i manual transmission. I've noticed that when I drive "spiritedly" or fast (i.e. fast shift and/or high RPMs - 80+ mph) there's a distinct smell of burning rubber. Any suggestions as to what this could be? :dunno: This is my 3rd Bimmer and I will drive nothing else...
  2. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Okay, so a search yielded some hints to either valve cover gasket failure or belt slippage to some minor but persistant burnt rubber scent either through the air system or ambient (through the windows), but I failed to find any actual pics. So, I took a pic of what leakage/seepage I saw today...
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