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Lincoln LS: Cylinder..vents..hood..leaks (no spots on the drive way

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I have a Lincoln LS (2005) 6 Cylinder version. When I turn the heat on after the engine is warm, I get a burnt oil or burnt plastic smell from the heat vents - only the standing still.

If I open the hood, there is no obvious/strong smell and there are no signs of leaks (no spots on the drive way, etc).
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Richard replied 7 years ago.

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You may have a leak from the valve cover gaskets. They will usually drip on the exhaust manifolds so you would not see any oil on the ground but just the smell. I also see issues with the oil pan gaskets leaking but they will usually drip down.

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