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    HELP - brand new corsa smoking

    picked up my girlfriends new corsa 1.4 last night, its really nice, but after 2 miles of driving it home we noticed a large amount of smoke coming from the engine bay, couldnt find where it was coming from but it smelt like burning plastic. after a few more miles of driving the smoke stopped however there was still a strong smell of buring plastic and the exhaust gas smelt rank, i have never known a car to smell so awful. can anyone help as to what this smell will be from?
    love my new car a silver Audi TT 3.2 quattro with red leather

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    just take it back m8... if its new its there problem no mater whats wrong with it? Could really be anything burning... Something may have been left loose or something?
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    i thought they may have either painted the exhaust and its that burning off or they have left some packing material on it which was burning. either way it smelt horrible but the more it was driven the less it smelt
    love my new car a silver Audi TT 3.2 quattro with red leather

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    could be something simple but surelly they should test them before they leave the show room 2 make sure there safe?
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    Could be some wax thats heating up and burning.....
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    you would hope that they would test them but they did it in a rush so i think they may have left something out, i think i'll give them a call see what they have to say
    love my new car a silver Audi TT 3.2 quattro with red leather

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy_c
    Could be some wax thats heating up and burning.....
    you were dead right , i didnt know they coat the engine in a wax and apparently it burns off quite vigorously for the first 100miles. they guys said if it keeps smoking to gt the aa to recover the car and take it to them. thanks for everyones help put my mind at rest and more importantly my gf's mind too
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    My grans 1.2 corsa c did the exact same thing but it soon wore off, i hope it will do the same!
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    Likewise, my 1.2 Corsa was stinking for a few days. Drove down the motorway after picking it up, stopped at the house and a big plume of blue smoke came out of the engine bay.

    Turns out they spray under the car with wax which gets on the exhaust.
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    thast exactly what it was doing, looked like it was coming from the flange on the cat and the centre pipe. it really stunk, they should really warn u about things like that. i thought there was something major wrong, ive had 2 other new cars and neither of them did it. thats why i was worried
    love my new car a silver Audi TT 3.2 quattro with red leather

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