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    Sick of the burnt oil smell !!

    Hello,

    Sometimes I have the burnt oil smell inside the cabin when idle.
    At the service we checked for oil leaks around the turbo and rocket cover area but all sems to look clean.
    We cleaned the turbo hoses underneath to make any oil leak visible after a week or so, but no leak at all.
    I have the restrictor bolt fitted since two weeks but the oil smell is still there
    I asked about any possibility to have a turbo leaking oil internally but they said in that case would be getting the burnt oil smelt all time and blue smoke on the exhaust so they discarded a leak inside the turbo.
    I'm really tired of this.
    Any help and feedback to ask to the service would be great from you guys.

    Thanks

    Marc

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    Change ur pollen filter??? How bad is the smell? What car is it? Any sign of any visable smoke coming from anywhere on the engine? Or even from the vents inside the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc_frobie View Post
    Change ur pollen filter??? How bad is the smell? What car is it? Any sign of any visable smoke coming from anywhere on the engine? Or even from the vents inside the car?
    Thanks for your post.
    Its an Astra VXR year 2008. Smell is not so bad, it last a few seconds then gone when stationary but it still there sometimes. it wasn't there a month ago.
    Absolutely no smoke coming from the engine or at last have not seen any signs of it.
    It just come from vents inside the car when idle or stationary.
    The pollen filter was changed about a week before the smell begun inside the cabin, also when I turn the AC when car is cold it begins to smell strange but it goes after a few secs.

    Thanks

    Marc

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    do you havr an after market DV by any chance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMAstra View Post
    do you havr an after market DV by any chance ?
    Hello,

    I still have the OE DV valve.

    Thanks!

    Marc

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    A 2008 car is still under warranty, take it to a Dealership and have it looked at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisC View Post
    A 2008 car is still under warranty, take it to a Dealership and have it looked at.
    Yes I did.. they could not find anything wrong but the smell still there.
    I suggested could be the turbo, asking to be replaced but they said if turbo were leaking internally would be blue smoking out of the exhaust or the smell would be there always, therefore denied to change the turbo.
    So I'm in a non moving position about this issue.

    Thanks for your feedback, will apreciate more comments from you guys.

    Thanks

    Marc

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    Is there any small splits in your breather hoses/pipes ?

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    A load of lads were having this proplem on www.vxronline.co.uk might be worth having a chat with them as it seems common on the vxr's.

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    is there oil leaking from the rocker cover?
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