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Old 10-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
on the roam
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 366
Guys, just to answer a few questions:
1. Smell is strong burning oil stench from engine bay area/sides of car. Smell comes in through vents or open window. No signs of smoke.
2. No oil smell at exhaust, no loss of oil or blue smoke, never had to top up oil since I bought the car over 5 years ago
3. Seems to be oil or maybe power sterring fluid? No coolant smell, distinctly different.
4. Coolant expansion tank, and thermostat changed by RMP last year, no apparent issues here. Vanos seals done too and VCG.

Question, any symptoms of oil separator or crankase ventilation valve leaking here?
Could be VCG but its so recent.... :^(
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