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Re: Something Stinks...


    Hot coolant, perhaps? Does it  smell strongest when the heater is on?
Does the defroster fog the windshield when you first turn it on or fail to
clear the windshield completely? You may be experiencing the dreaded Audi
heater core leakage. Are you losing coolant from the reservoir? When the
core leaked on my '86 5kcstq, the coolant was running through the footwell
vents and pooling nicely in the passenger footwell.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  245k km
-----Original Message-----
From: Shane Allen Snyder <snyders2@pilot.msu.edu>
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 9:31 AM
Subject: Something Stinks...

>Something stinks in my '86 4kq.  It smells like burning grass to me (not
>reefer!), like alfalfa to my wife, and burning plastic to my colleague.  I
>noticed that there is often a gasoline smell when I come to stops, but this
>smell is stronger and more prevalent.  The smells seem to be coming from
>the hood.  Last night, I noticed the engine temp going higher than usual,
>especially for a cold Michigan winter night.  PLease let me know if you
>any ideas on this dilema...
>*---> Shane Snyder (snyders2@pilot.msu.edu) <---*