Burning Smell From Engine (No not gas burning lol)

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Ordinary.Squid., Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Ordinary.Squid.

    Ordinary.Squid. New Member

    I have a 2 stroke from a homelite weedeater. There is a burning smell and smoke coming from the area of my exhaust. No its not smoke from the engine running haha. When i turn the engine off, Smoke comes from the area where the exhaust is, and it has a strange burning smell (smells like an overheated electric motor). Any ideas what this could be?

  2. mattysids

    mattysids Member

    is this engine very new?

    Any 2 stroke i get smells absolutely terrible for the first dozen or so heat-cooling cycles as it burns off manufacturing gunk
  3. Ordinary.Squid.

    Ordinary.Squid. New Member

    No its about a year and a half old. it has been sitting for about a month before i ran it the other day and found the problem.
  4. mattysids

    mattysids Member

    any additives in the gas?

    did you spray WD-40 or a similar aerosol on the outside of the engine?
  5. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Make sure you using the proper mix ratio! Did you spill gas arround the clutch area? The clutch engages when a certain RPM is reached and if the shoes got gunk on them, I could see that happening also!

    I assume the motor is still on the WW? Make sure there isn't undue resistance in the cable that powers the cutting head! That would add resistance and cause the clutch to slip also!
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  6. Ordinary.Squid.

    Ordinary.Squid. New Member


    It seemed to go away now after a little bit more running and new gas. it might have been a bad oil gas mix, or just some dust and debris around the motor which was smoldering.

    Thank u everyone