Singed/Burning smell coming from 5.9 ZJ..
Hey guys... tonight when I was leaving my Girlfriends house and heading back home I noticed a burning smell coming from my air vents.. Smelt like a house was on fire... I thought it was just from outside... It happened right when my thermostat opened up though. I can see the steam coming from my radiator every winter when the thermostat opens..
I didn't think anything of it and when I got home and got out I smelt the same burning smell, so I opened my hood and its deff coming from the engine somewhere... The smell isn't a smell from burning oil or anything of the sort.. It literally smells like something was on fire. I got my bright flashlight out and looked all over and I don't see anything melted or singed... The smell is coming from the drivers side. I felt the bottom of the heater hose that goes from the waterpump to the heatercore and the bottom of it felt a little melted.... I know it sits right above the exhaust manifold but still...
Im not sure if this is where I was smelling it because when I smelt my hand after rubbing it on the hose it didn't smell burned... So im wondering if its something else.. The smell seems strongest behind the airbox and in front of the brake reservoir and between those 2 items and the heater hose.... because as I said it happened right as my thermostat opened... Kinda freakin me out so I took the fire extinguisher out of the 4.0 and put it in the 5.9... Im not taking any chance next time..
Any ideas though ? As I said the smell.. smelt like burning house.. like wood on fire.. or leaves on fire... didn't smell like burning rubber, or oil or anything like that. And the smell is deff lingering on the drivers side. I don't smell it on the passenger side