coolant smell

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by tom, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. tom

    tom Guest

    There's the smell of coolant when I have the heater on and the vent
    open. With the vents closed, the smell goes away. There doesn't seem
    to be any significant loss of coolant from the reservoir. Has anyone
    else run into this and why? A friend thought it may be a pinhole leak
    somwhere. It's a WRX wagon 02 with 30k. Thanks.
    tom, Oct 20, 2003
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    tom Guest

    Oh yeah. It only comes on when the engine is hot and I'm idling. Not
    when moving or cold.
    tom, Oct 21, 2003
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    Aaron M Guest

    Does it happen when you have the heater turned on? If so, it's probably a
    bad heater core. I had one go out on my '95 Impreza when it was about 4
    years old.
    Aaron M, Oct 22, 2003
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