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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 08:06 PM
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help!,car blowers smell of a burning/plastic smell when heat is set to hot

Hi guys any help?I have a 52 mcs and when I turn the blowers on with head I get a burning smell through them,any ideas?
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 08:28 PM
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Is your car over heating at all? Oil can drop down on the manifold and cause this smell!
Drive your car without the heater on and then when hot open the bonnet and see if it smells.
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 08:48 PM
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No car temp is fine,I've only had the car 3 days and I prev had a 1 series,its strange cos I've check the engine when hot and no abnormal smells or anything
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 09:06 PM
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I just Google burning plastic smell coming from car heater, and read someone with a similar problem. He changed the compressor and it wasn't even that. It turnt out to be terminals/connectors that had become a bad connection and melted the plastic around them. He sorted the connections and it sorting the smell. But there are threads on oil dropping and causing the smell on minis with spotless engine bays.
Spend some good time before spending money.
But if it's only smelling when heater is on I do think it's the connectors or the compressor
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 09:10 PM
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Ahh cheers mate its not causing any issues with power or the way it drives was just strange,I'll take a look over the weekend to see if I notice anything
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Let us know how you get on. You can get the compressor serviced for not too much. Take it easy
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Old Feb 20th, 2014, 07:46 PM
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Hi mate,just been for a drive with my heaters on and all seemed fine to be honest no strange smells,I would be able to re gas the compressor myself so I will check that to be on the safe side
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That's great mate!! Now you won't smell of plastic hehehe
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