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I just bought this 2005 escape which is nice i love it . but i notice when i stop driving its smoking under the hood . Not a lot of smoke and it also smells bad . all fluids are ok and nothing seems to be leaking. I did notice that the dealership had it detailed and it looks like they used tire wet on the engine to make everything look shiny could that be the smoke prob and smell anybody have any ideas thanks
 

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If you don't see anything leaking out from anywhere, it maybe just the shiny stuff burning/evaporating from the hot parts. Then again...
 

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jonas1022 said:
If you don't see anything leaking out from anywhere, it maybe just the shiny stuff burning/evaporating from the hot parts. Then again...
I would agree that it is burning off and should subside in a day or so. BTW, how many miles?
 

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maybe instal a "no smoking" sign? hehe.
 

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CrashNburn said:
maybe instal a "no smoking" sign? hehe.
I hear chantix works pretty well too. :D

but yeah, if you just picked it up, it might be some engine detailing stuff. If not that, if it has sort of a chemically maybe even fishy smell to it, you have a coolant leak somewhere. If it's not that sort of smell, you might have a little oil leak dripping onto the exhaust manifold or something.
 

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yeah if the oil was recently changed, it might just be on the exhaust header and it's burning off. I've had this happen in the past, it literally smokes from under the hood. Does it smell like burning oil? If you have the vent on do you smell it in the car when stopped at a light?
 
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