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 Post subject: Smelling Coolant
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:54 am 
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Hey guys, quick question after driving my car last night i could smell coolant when i got home its pretty strong cause it's still lingering round this morning, cant see any leaks and didnt notice a great deal of water loss or anything everything looks fine, but this is the first time i've smelt it so what's the deal? Head gasket time? or something else?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smelling Coolant
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:59 am 
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Heater core could have a pinhole leak(not enough to drip as it evaporates) and can intrude the cabin.

A bugger to fix as the dash has to be removed to get to it.
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 Post subject: Re: Smelling Coolant
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:09 am 
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My car did the same thing. Took me ages to work it out. Ended up being a slight weep from the radiator core and was happening in between it and the condensor so not visible from the outside. The radiator was not even a year old :evil: Sometimes also as is the case with my car currently the O ring for the heater pipe on the back of the water pump perishes and slightly weeps. Ocassionaly i will have a dot of coolant on the driveway the next morning from that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smelling Coolant
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:16 am 
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well thanks for the replies guys but we just solved the mystery.. turns out curry powder smells a lot like coolant. I moved my car and i could still smell it even though the car was ages away my mum decided she wanted to throw it over the veranda last night near my car and thats why the smells so strong hahahahaha sorry guys!!! still handy advice to know incase its not curry next time :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smelling Coolant
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:20 am 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: WTF. Curry powder over the veranda :shock: LOL fair enough at least your car is ok then.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Smelling Coolant
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:24 am 
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LMAO i dunno, shes off her head.. spose you expect nothing less in morisset.. hahahaha thanks, well that was a good for a lol.

 

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