It's a black, sludgy mess burning on the bottom of my passenger side cat and y-pipe. There isn't a lot of it. It is very smokey and sticky.
I've gone about 500 miles a day for three days now, still have two days of 500 miles left.
I'm riding it at 60 MPH in third gear(automatic trans
.), about 2200 RPMs. I'm within 400 lbs of the gross weight limit. 300K miles on everything but the engine(~120K). Most of the brake and power steering systems are brand new. And, yes: I installed everything properly.
I've narrowed it down to: transmission fluid, engine oil, or something I picked up on the way into the hotel tonight. I didn't smell it until I pulled into the parking space this evening and sat for about 10 seconds. I've made about a dozen stops today, most of which were only several minutes to an hour before I noticed the smell.
My transmission fluid is bright pink, my oil is amber. Nothing appears to be dripping onto the ground while the vehicle is idling.
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