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Vectra 1.8 vvti with a plastic/rubber burning smell after driving vechical for 3-4 miles

Have checked both drive belt and timing belt

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I had this once and it turned out I had picked up a bin bag off the road and it was caught on part of the exhaust system.have a quick check underneath car to see if this could be the cause.

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All you can do is inspect all the wiring harnesses and make sure they aren't touching the hot engine parts, keep checking your antifreeze level to detect any hose leaks, and make sure your temperature guage goes up and down indicating that your thermostat and water pump is working properly.
On most cars you can see the temperature rising until it gets close to the top, then you can watch it start dropping as the thermostat opens.


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