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Old 02-16-2007, 12:19 AM
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Toasty smell from my heater

After about 10 minutes of running, I start getting a mild burning smell, almost verging on toasty, coming from the heater in my '85 turbo wagon (300TD). Is it possible that I'm getting a drip of motor oil (my car is fairly leaky) that is invading my heater somehow? Any other known causes of this??

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Old 02-16-2007, 12:20 AM
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Mouse droppings in the blower resisters?
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:45 AM
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I am pretty sure the blower resisters are on the fender on the TD... can you describe the smell with a bit more detail?
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:12 AM
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After about 10 minutes of running, I start getting a mild burning smell, almost verging on toasty, coming from the heater in my '85 turbo wagon (300TD). Is it possible that I'm getting a drip of motor oil (my car is fairly leaky) that is invading my heater somehow? Any other known causes of this??

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Does it smell like burning motor oil? I would be concerned because the heater core itself does not get hot enough to burn anything. It could be an electrical problem. Maybe the blower motor?
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