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Thread: Steam coming out of the front grille

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    Steam coming out of the front grille

    I'm sure it's been mentioned on here before, has anybody else noticed steam coming out of their front grille on the left hand side (stood facing the car) towards the top closest to the bonnet.
    It's only noticeable since the onset of the colder weather and only after parking up, it lasts for less than a minute.

    Could it be moisture running down the inside of the wings and on to something hot maybe ?

    I've checked coolant level nothing out of the ordinary there.
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    Apparently there is a flaw in one of the plastic components in the front of the car - water pools there and then results in steam when the car is parked up. It's totally normal, if a little disconcerting...
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    Thanks dbm thought I was going a little mad !!
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    Yep, it's been discussed before a while ago.

    I think everyone has seen it as some stage ... usually after rain and nothing to worry about.
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    Had it for the first time on Monday when i arrived at 45bvtc's house and was reassured by him that it is perfectly normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAYTONA500 View Post
    Had it for the first time on Monday when i arrived at 45bvtc's house and was reassured by him that it is perfectly normal.
    Who said that!

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    I noticed this exact same thing in the last week or so, was slightly concerned at first but this thread has put that to bed!
    Thanks for the Info!
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