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#1 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 03:20 AM
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I just have this weird smell coming out from my heater. It started this winter when i try to put my thermostat into heat position.But when i put it into cold (100%) the odor is gone.What pisses me off is that...since I've done putting it into heater...everytime i adjust my thermostat into cold 75% (9o'clock position) and above, the smell comes back. The odor smells like coolant but not very sure...I checked for any coolant leak and found nothing.
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Found it! theres a pinhole in my heater core....just for the meantime I will bypass it untill i got new heater core.
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Back in the day I had an 85 Golf. Took me 8 hours to replace that core. Pulled the whole front dash out to get to it. I think these "engineers" should be made to repair there creations along with the bean counters. Three months later there was a recall on it

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The thing is they design the car to be built around the heater core just to test you out. They are certainly great fun to get to on a lot of cars especially if you are not built to fit easily under the dashboard like me.

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