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    Default Burning Smell Vectra 3.0 cdti Auto

    After a decent run in my Veccy there seems to be a burning smell. It doesn't invade the car, it can only be smelt from the outside.

    Anyone any ideas please because nothing is visually amiss?

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    I had this a while ago and was driving me mad, wasnt until i looked under and seen a plastic bag stuck to the exhaust

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    Brakes would be a good start too...

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    Smell around your alloys and look to see if one of your alloys is getting dirtier quicker with brake dust. If so take a look at your brakes/calipers sticking.

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    When do you get the burning smell?

    I get two :

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    Occasionally at start up from cold, smells like charcoal, at the rear of the vehicle
    This one doesn't bother me

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    During or at the end of journey, smells like burnt clutch, at the front of the vehicle
    That's because it is!
    This engine quite often suffers clutch slip as too much power is applied and the clutch can't cope with it
    The dealership has been made aware of this and done two roadtests
    Vauxhall advised a repair was pointless as the problem would still exist with a new DMF and clutch, equally we managed to recreate it in another 3.0 V6 CDTI

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    Cheers guys for the replies - I'll investigate further...

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