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Burning smell/smoke from engine compartment

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Hello Friends,

I need your help in figuring out what caused smoke/burning from engine compartment. I was driving home last night, and could smell something burning, like rubber. Then I could see smoke coming out of the left side of the hood. Luckily, I was only a couple blocks from my house. Initially, I thought it was the tire, but they looked fine.

I went out this morning to see what may have cause this. The only think I could notice was the base of the radiator was black and wet, but it was not greasy, it connects with a hose, which got dirty as well.

I took a couple of pictures of the area where the smell came from. Not sure what I am looking at. These were taken from the driver side, under the hood near the radiator.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance.


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One of the Oil Cooler Hoses is leaking and sould be replaced. People have lost Engines because an Oil Cooler Hose that was leaking had the leak suddently get worse and dump the Oil on the ground.
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