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Help with car problem

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by macpdm, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. macpdm
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    Hi guys

    I have noticed that my wifes Fiesta when hot gives of a smell like hot radiator water. I noted water under the car and at the back of the engine bay. I also noted the water in the reservoir has dropped. I thought it was HGF but the oil seems ok no evidence of water in the oil and the temp guage remains bang in the middle where it usually is. The radiator seems dry and the water is coming from the back somewhere but the engine block seems dry too. Any ideas ??
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    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator

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    Heater Matrix is my guess.
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    Yes I had not thought about the matrix but there is no water on the carpets ?
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    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

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    air con? try putting some rad weld in and see if it stops otherwise a possible split pipe i guess
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    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep

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    ill go for the matrix aswell
    reason cos of the smell you get.
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    The car has no aircon though guys ?

    Im thinking its a split pipe somewhere, I hope.
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