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    Hi

    just got home from a forty mile trip round the 25, as my wife got out of the passengers side, she noticed a smell coming from my vectra.
    to me it just smelt hot. could it be the cataliytic converter?
    anyone else experianced this?

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    Rear brakes i'd bet.....

    Had this on nearly every car i've owned, including the Vec.

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    maybe rear calliper binding on

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    i had the same thing in my 2.0T pre-face about a month ago, noticed it was coming from O/S/F area, wheel arch and through the grill! had a good look round, couldnt see anything, resolved to check again after the next journey! next journey came and went without hint of burning and it hasnt happened since!! i still to this day have no idea what caused it!

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    I had the same once on my old 2.0T reversing up a very steep hill (don't ask me why I was reversing up a hill - it's too embarrassing LOL) and my rear brakes were taking most of the strain and heating up. A good steady cruise on an A-road soon after helped cool them down.

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    rolleyes burning smell

    Have had all the pads renewed in the last 2 weeks ,could be those bedding in, havent had any probs today, although only shortish journeys.

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