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Old October 4th, 2012, 03:14 AM
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engine smell through heating system ?!?!?!

Hi ladies and gents,

Just a quick question. Does any one else who owns a defender tend to get a engine/deisel smell come through the internal heaters when driving?
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Do you get any moisture on windshield? If yes heater matrix is shot
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Old October 4th, 2012, 04:17 AM
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Hard to tell as it has been raining non stop recently (uk) seem to have been dumped into winter within one week! But no I don't thinks I have that issue... Lol always have the heaters blowing on the windscreen so always dry really untill left over night. Also I have footwell water leak so always have moisture problems internally anyway..... The defender micro climate
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Pretty much all of the 3.9l and 4.0l Rovers I have owned do this. Combination of leaking oil, fluid, baking mud, coolant, impending doom of heater core, etc.

If it is slight, I would not worry about it....but mine is 8 years older than your and is open to vent out any nastys...
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Quote:
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What engine smell? Exhaust? Oil? Coolant?

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I'm not sure its a warm smell. Engine smell I would say, to be honest I'm a novice, not sure I could tell you what oil or coolant would smell like

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Pretty much all of the 3.9l and 4.0l Rovers I have owned do this. Combination of leaking oil, fluid, baking mud, coolant, impending doom of heater core, etc.

If it is slight, I would not worry about it....but mine is 8 years older than your and is open to vent out any nastys...
It is slight. Only comes out when the engine is getting hot.

------ Follow up post added October 4th, 2012 09:41 PM ------

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Do you have a fuel leak?
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Old October 18th, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Turns out it was my front window heater starts to burn if left on to long. Never noticed untill the cold weather kicked in and could physically see the smoke. Seems to happen also with a strong acceleration... Obviously if the window heat wires are switched on.
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