Smelly CQ

Bob D bob at
Thu Nov 2 13:07:51 EST 2006

I found that in mine... it turned out to be the plastic they used in the 
heater duct work. It only did it the first few weeks of the heating 
season then goes away.

John Cassidy wrote:
> Greetings!
> Has anyone ever had suspicious smells in a Coupe Quattro?  Patient is a
> late build with 140 kmi.  We've been trying to locate the cause for
> months.  Smells like smoke, but not really like oil, not anitfreeze, and
> not even exhaust smoke, to my old car nose anyway.  It's at its worst at
> idle with the climate control on heat, A/C or defrost.  I cannot find
> any noticable fluid leaks, and the exhaust appears tight.
> My mechanic (really good guy) found an oil leak at the back of the valve
> cover, so he steam cleaned it and repace the VC gasket, but to no avail?
> It's going to the muffler shop tomorrow for an inspection.  In the mean
> time, if anyone has a BTDT, I'm all ears!
> Thanks in advance!
> John Cassidy
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