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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-04, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Heater odours

Anyone know why my car would start smelling like engine oil/hot coolant when i turn the heater on?

Has anyone else had this problem and how do i fix it?

It is really annoying now that wet weather is here cause i have to leave the windows down when the heater is on and i need the heater on the windscreen in the morning.

A friend said that it's a sign the head is leaking oil into the coolant.....is this true?

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Re: Heater odours

No not the head. It usually means a leaking heater core (under the middle of the dash near the firewall) if you remove the fan speed controller/resistor pack you should be able to see inside the duct and see if it's leaking.

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Re: Heater odours

Cheers mate. Will pull it apart when i get the chance and see
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