Heated oil/burning candle smell

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ippopy
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Heated oil/burning candle smell

Post by ippopy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:27 pm

Hi,
Sometimes when I drive my 4 years old QQ I can smell Heated oil or burning candle. I have checked engine for any leaks but there is nothing visible. Checked underneath for plastic bags or other rubbish but its clean as well. Does anyone else experienced similar smell in car. I wonder if that is related to clutch perhaps?
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gvmdaddy
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Re: Heated oil/burning candle smell

Post by gvmdaddy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:59 pm

I very occasionally get the same with my 1.5dci. I can only presume its when the car is regenerating the dpf. No leaks, no issues. Its not the clutch.


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Re: Heated oil/burning candle smell

Post by Gel » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:58 pm

You could do with updating forum signature to show model type/year, location etc
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