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Author Subject: Smoke through vents today
AMJ234

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Post #1
Chaps,

Need to draw on your expertise...Today I was letting the car tick over then took it for a quick spin up and down the road (like 5 seconds) I then decided to turn on the fan and smoke came out the vents so worried me and pulled back onto the drive. any ideas what would cause that.

just to note the car has been sitting in my garage for 6 year with very intermittent starting and had it pass it MOT last week then done about 25 miles. I am planning to do an oil change very soon but want to know is it just the oil change that will resolve this or more damage done ?.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:22
fatlapit

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Post #2
Smoke or dust?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:30
AMJ234

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Post #3

Smoke as blow out the dust last week while driving around. I think it is sucking it from the engine.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:35
dangti6

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Post #4
If you think it is smoke, look at the engine bay and see if there is visible smoke.

I'd imagine it's just dust and broken down leaves which are being blown through. Clear out the scuttle panel area to the fan box. You'll soon see if there's a load of crap going down in there.

Just run the engine on idle for a while and shine a light behind and around the engine and look for any dust. Could be something burning off the manifold perhaps.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:39
andy306gti

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Post #5
Just a quick thought i had intermittent starting problems and smoke caused by a bad earth on the gearbox. It was arcing which made it very hot and smokey. Might be worth a look/clean up of the earths...
Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:44
welshpug!

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Post #6
or was it steam?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:45
dangti6

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Post #7
Wasn't foggy over your way today was it?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:48
dangti6

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Post #8
Or possibly mist?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:49
buzzbrightyear

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Post #9
The earth cables havnt burnt there plastic coating off have they?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:49
dangti6

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Vapour?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:51
buzzbrightyear

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Post #11
Fumes?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:54
AMJ234

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Post #12

It was a nice warm evening and the only thing I did do was top up the rad and fit a new radiator cap purchased from Halfords.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:55
simonjames

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Post #13
i'd say that was steam then and maybe your matrix is fooked

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:56
buzzbrightyear

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Post #14
Smog?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:57
thugpuggin

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Post #15
buzzbrightyear wrote:
Smog?


Frog?

Oh this isn't a rhyming thread.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 22:59
AMJ234

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Post #16

Matrix fecked, enlighten me on this as a newbie.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:00
buzzbrightyear

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Heater matrix is behind the dash it's where the engine coolant flows through, then air is blown through and you get hot air inside the car, that's when you select hot on the heater controls, this opens a flap and
Directs the outside air through the heater matrix heating up the air.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:02
AMJ234

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Lol, Frog !.

Hey Thug P did you get the PayPal for console unit from me ?.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:02
thugpuggin

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Yeap read it this morning so packed earlier and post in morning.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:03
buzzbrightyear

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Post #20
There's also another for the air con that goes cold like a fridge from the air con gas flowing through it, same again air is blown through when the flaps are on cold and when the aircon is turned on and if it works you get cold air.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:05
buzzbrightyear

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Post #21
If your matrix is foobarred, it's about £50 give or take for a new one and takes about 4 hours to do if you have done it before, If not it will take maybe up to 12, but after you will think "that wasn't too bad after all"

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:09
AMJ234

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I don't have A/C as when I brought it new could not afford it lol.

All, thanks for your expertise and keep it coming if you think of anything more.

This is soooo worth the membership !.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:25
buzzbrightyear

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Post #23
Is your windscreen steaming up?
Is your coolant going down, even slowly?
Does the car smell of hot coolant or like a burnt coffee smell?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:42
AMJ234

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Post #24

Yes I did note the windscreen steam up a bit and what prompted me to turn on the fan then blame ! Smoke.

The rest I am not sure but maybe.

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:55
buzzbrightyear

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Post #25
Was it definatly smoke and not steam? Did it smell of burning?

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Posted 16th Aug 2012 at 23:58

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