Favorite automotive smell?

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  1. Fire Sauce

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    The lingering smell of motor oil on my hands reminded me. What are some of your favorites?

    Either motor oil or burning rubber for me. :bigthumb:
     
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    nappa leather... yum...
     
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    i like the smell of gas...like at gas stations. ya its kinda weird but for some resaon i've always loved the smell even when i was a little kid:dunno:
     
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    the smell of a MK2 Volkswagen. :love:
     
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    Sweet... sweeeeeeeeeeet AVGAS :yum:
     
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    I really DON'T like the new car smell. Just is funky to me.

    I do like the motor oil smell. It smells like hard work. :dunno:
     
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    My leatherette smell. I still inhale deeply whenever I'm in the car.
     
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    lol for a second i read that as avgas (meaning exhaust in swedish)... now realizing your mean aviation gas. which i agree is a great one, as is cam2

    I like burning tire as well as the addition of brake pad from doing a massive brake stand burnout :bigthumb:
     
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    used motor oil... and gas. i havent smelled race gas or anything like that.. but gas still smells damn good sometiems!
     
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    new car smell and the mercedes benz smell
     
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    Diesel engine exhaust during the winter. :wtf: :o As a kid I spent alot of time on an industrial farm w/ tons of semi's, tractors, and industrial machinery. Nowadays if I smell a city bus or semitruck or something it takes me back.


    Also, some really thick industrial weight hydrolic oil's.... Same reason.
     
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    High octane fuel, and brakes. I looove the smell of hot smoking brakes after a hard run. :bigthumb:
     
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    worst smell: BMW Climate Control
     
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    1. Burnt alcohol from the spint cars :yum:
    2. Gasoline
    3. Diesel
     
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    New car smell... No doubt. oh and brakes and clutch smell after driving a test-drive car from the dealer!! :)
     
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    the day after your friend pukes in the back seat and doesn't tell you.
     
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    The smell of crayon's everytime I get in my Jetta...








    They used way too much cosmolene to do the rust proofing on those cars...
     
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    Worst smell? Burning clutch and/or centre differential after a 0-60 sprint in the STi.

    Normally involves dropping all windows to get rid of it :big grin:
     
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    The sticky stuff they spray down at the drag strip and burning soft compound tires. The harder street tires are kinda nasty smelling. Also race fuel exhaust is good.
     
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    the smell of my corrado...i've stripped it and removed everything...cleaned it and it still has this distinct smell...otherwise gasonline and oil always seems somewhat interesting ;)
     
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    Smell of the car just after you hot boxed it.
     
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    Leather
     
  23. Fire Sauce

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    :rofl: :werd:
     
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    cum smell
     
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    I love that smell. Makes me think of Austria. Not crazy about hydrolic oil though.

    CAM2 exhaust is one of my most favorite smells tho.

    Worst smell has to be fucking gear-lube. :barf:
     

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