my guess would be a slight oil leak which leaks more while pushing the car because of higher oil pressure. the oil must be in a place where it's getting burned under the hood somewhere and just sneaking into your vents. do you only smell it or smell it mostly while on fresh air?Hi guys,
2005 Ford Lynx RS 2.0 FSDE (also known as Mazda Protege) owner here and its a love and hate relationship. Got the car last 2015 with 118,000 kms on it and spent a ton on replacing many parts but i love the feeling everytime i get to do these, i guess i really love my car. 146,000+ kms and mine eats up oil like crazy as well. I have just read the 59 page ( https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123700949-FS-DE-Oil-System/page59 ) about the FS DE's oil system but i have not seen from anyone's post who experienced a burnt oil smell from the aircon vents whenever i do spirited drivings. Any idea guys?
Thanks in advance!
you are correct about recirculated air. if set on fresh air, it takes the air from the vents you see right under your wipersprobably there's a leak in the engine somewhere. but are there any aircon intakes within the engine bay? from what i understand the air conditioning system gets air within the cabin specially if the lever is placed to the recirculation part.