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    Got out of the Signum this morning after a short drive home from work (I work nights) and immediatley got a whiff of a burning smell. Quickly checked all of the wheels/brake discs and they seemed fine, not over heated. The burning smell seemed to be coming from under the car, inbetween the two wheels. Now all I could think of is was the car doing a regen. Knowing nothing about this subject, only from what I have read about it on this forum, the cat/exhaust etc gets really hot. I stand to be corrected if I've got this wrong.
    So would it have been going through this process this morning?
    Couldn't really see much this morning anyway as it was dark and p***ing it down. And if I remember it happened about 6 months ago, but I never really found out why it smelled of burning after checking brake discs etc as I though it was a brake binding, but found nothing wrong there.


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    If it was doin a regen mate the mpg would drop alot
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    I had this a while ago, turned out to be my alternator giving up

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    If it was doin a regen mate the mpg would drop alot
    Didn't notice this, but then I wasn't looking at any BC read out on the way home, and it's the only way of telling I suppose.


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    Have you checked fan is spinning ok, could it be thermal fuse?? getting very hot, easy to check

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    Does it almost smell like a clutch type of smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_3.0v6 View Post
    Does it almost smell like a clutch type of smell?

    I would say smelt more like a brake binding, but it wasn't the brakes, and the time before that (around 6 months ago) I could feel some heat emitting from under the car, more than I think would be normal.

    Would the cat get that hot after a 4 miles journey,and do they get very hot on a regen?

    As said apart from this morning and when it did it before, the car has been fine.

    Not used it since so will check it tonight for any faults. Only got to do a short journey.

    BTW it's a CDTI 150

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    It could also be a plastic bag (or similar) melted onto the exhaust.
    I had this on a motorcycle years ago, so spotted it pretty quick after smelling it, but it still left a mark on the chrome.

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    They get VERY hot when doing a regen.

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    Did you have the air con on?

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