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Chevy van smells like burning kerosene at exhaust

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sounds like it could be electrical then... have you done any changes to the electrical at all? rewiring, changing headlights, etc? I had a similar smell when I changed my headlights... new headlights were defective and were melting the housing and harness...

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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May be a head gasket. Anti-freeze will burn white / gray. Make sure you are not losing coolant. Look at your oil on the dip for any signs of foaming / water.
Take care.

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Have you checked under the hood,Mark? The heater commonly pulls outside air thru the vents and can get air coming up from the engine,so I'd look for a smell outside the car,under the hood.Let me know what you find.
You can alleviate it some by using the recycle air button on your heater,but you need to find the source quickly,so you don't have a fire. don-ohio (:^)

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You can alleviate it some by using the recycle air button on your heater,but you need to find the source quickly,so you don't have a fire. don-ohio (:^)

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