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Vauxhall vectra smell of burning water

Once the car is at running temp a smell of water and antifreeze can be smelled, there are no drips underneath the car, l have checked the oil filler cap and there is no wht oily substance, I top up the water about every 3days with about half a cup full

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You have oil leaks getting on the exhaust system, they are getting into the car, have the car checked over to find source of leaks.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Heater Problums with the smell of burning Antifreeze.EXTRA Detail

Hi!

I really feel you could be losing a small amount of coolant from the heater matrix/core.

It appears we have an Air lock scenario due to this and you will need to perform a system Bleed.
Park the vehicle on level ground, when cold remove coolant filler cap, start engine and leave to idle, turn heater on full and blower to max. When engine reaches operating temperature watch and listen near coolant filler, keep clear as gurgling and hopefully a boil over should occur. Top up with very warm coolant and wait as it may do it again.
Check for heat inside vehicle if warm replace coolant cap but keep an eye on temperature gauge as the ~Air lock may have moved on from heater matrix/core so proceedure needs to be carried out again from COLD.
Also with your temp gauge reading 1/2 this is normal, possibly the core is blocked or as already suggested leaking, a Radiator sealing additive might help BUT it may be the cause of your cold/warm air?
TOO MUCH SEALER blocking the Matrix/Core?
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Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: engine blowing oil from oil filler cap

I had the same problem. I changed the pcv valve and checked the hose. It still did the same thing. Then I checked the metal tubing that the hose connects to and found it was full of hardened gunk. I sprayed PB Blaster into the tube let it soak for awhile. Then took an old choke cable, put it on a drill and ran it into the tube like a drain snake. It took a while of doing this over and over but eventually got it cleared out. Now, no more oil all over the engine and hood compartment.  

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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Try checking the map sensor this is a common problem with these vehicles

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 ford taurus smell antifreeze burning &

probably not. put aluminum seal in the cooling system and top off antifreeze. you may need a hose or fitting from where you are decribing the leak. if the leak stops with the sealant you are good to go. otherwise take it to a shop and they will tell you. do not tell them you think it is a head gasket.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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