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    Hi all,
    Since the rolling road last Sunday, I've had a strange ammonia smell in the cabin of the Siggy. I've had the heaters on full blast and smelt the air coming through and it isn't from them. I've checked under the hood and ther are no pipes loose or split and no fluid leaking anywhere. I smelt it straight after the car was on the rollers and it has not gone since. Any body got any ideas?

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    Howard

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    I get that from my car, but only when its been thrashed for a while and the cats get really hot. Although when it cools down its gone.

    Not got a cat do you???
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Oil leaks onto hot exhaust pipes or manifolds stink & so does coolant loss on the same parts.

    On the rollers it was pushed and took to max so you may have now got a slight leak worth another look?

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    Didn't the 2.8t's have a rework for the header tank splitting?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Didn't the 2.8t's have a rework for the header tank splitting?
    yup but Howards has already had this fitted

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    yup but Howards has already had this fitted
    Ah well, worth posting up though
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Had any old people in the car?

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    Knowing what im like at rolling roads, did you have an accident watching your car on the rollers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_zigmond View Post
    Knowing what im like at rolling roads, did you have an accident watching your car on the rollers?

    No, just when I got my figures, I'm thinking it must be coolant as it smells that way. But cant see where its coming from at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PORKBALLS29 View Post
    No, just when I got my figures, I'm thinking it must be coolant as it smells that way. But cant see where its coming from at all.
    Radiator hose or metal pipe work under pressure may spray onto a manifold or exhaust when pushed hard.

    A coolant pressure test will show this up easy.

    Look at your coolant the colour and can you shine a torch around and see this anywhere on the block or bodywork?

    Oil also stinks and can be confusing again any oil leaks even slight ones can stink on something very hot.

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