finding the source of the pong

I got an odd smell on the RBRR. Not sure where from. It sort of smelt a bit like plastic on fire but I couldn’t pin-point it. I suspected the sound insulation was rubbing on the propshaft UJ but that wouldn’t have fully explained the smoke which filled the cabin in Scotland.

I was under the car to find out why it’s making odd noises and found these possibles;


Yes, that’s a feather in the brake disc. Rest of bird yet to be found.


Fare bit off oil everywhere under the car. There’s clearly a problem. Sump off time soon. This is on the downpipe.


And the remains from the insulation which somehow works its way loose and onto the exhaust.

So it was probably a combination of all three!