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    Question Smoke from A/C vents and top of engine?

    Anyone experience this? I had to have my car towed to the dealership because there was smoke from the A/C vents and the top of the engine along with the smell of burning plastic...sad day for me Click here to enlarge
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    Dint u just get this car ?

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    Happened to me! Although different car, under different circumstances. Mine was a little bit of meth, mixed with hot turbo and viola! Hopefully, yours is just a coil that ate $#@!. You MUST let us know what you find out!

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    Yeah I just got my car like a week and a half ago...we'll see...it smelled like plastic so it might be that something came loose like a wiring cluster and the rubber/plastic housing was on the engine and heated up or something...we'll see...they aren't open on weekends but they will be open tomorrow, I'm sure they'll figure it out.
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    sounds like you melted some wiring. maybe you have too many accessories plugged into your lighter socket/fuse/wiring? the fuse is rated for a maximum of 20 amps. it should blow the fuse before melting the wiring but it sounds like it didn't.
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    I didn't have anything plugged in except my radar detector...I don't know...we'll find out tomorrow...just sucks it happened during finals week... :\
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
    I didn't have anything plugged in except my radar detector...I don't know...we'll find out tomorrow...just sucks it happened during finals week... :\
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    damn, that sucks. let us know man

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    keep us updated man, hopefully nothing to serious!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    How many miles do you have now?
    Around 250, I don't think it has anything to do with the engine, I think something just came loose maybe or something just laid against the engine the wrong way, but just to be safe, I took it in. We'll find out for sure tomorrow... :\ just been trying to focus on my finals studying haha...
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    HAHA, so I feel like an idiot...a plastic bag got stuck on the front part of my exhaust set up. LOL...everything is good now! Click here to enlarge The burnt bag smell is still a bit around, because the little bit they have left on there will have to burn off...but I was kind of surprised...they charged me for it...my old BMW SA wouldn't have charged me but...it is what it is...different dealer different manufacturer different procedures I guess haha
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    Its a good thing it was only a bag burning. lol
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
    Around 250, I don't think it has anything to do with the engine, I think something just came loose maybe or something just laid against the engine the wrong way, but just to be safe, I took it in. We'll find out for sure tomorrow... :\ just been trying to focus on my finals studying haha...
    That's weird, my post you quoted is gone.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
    HAHA, so I feel like an idiot...a plastic bag got stuck on the front part of my exhaust set up. LOL...everything is good now! Click here to enlarge The burnt bag smell is still a bit around, because the little bit they have left on there will have to burn off...but I was kind of surprised...they charged me for it...my old BMW SA wouldn't have charged me but...it is what it is...different dealer different manufacturer different procedures I guess haha
    No worries, good thing it wasn't something serious. Things happen.
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    Yeah...I'm glad, I'm getting my oil separator installed thursday! Click here to enlarge
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    ah, well $#@! happens. I've had the same thing happen to me in an old Jetta. I was like "what the $#@! is wrong with this thing now?!"
    Looked under the car and a 7-11 bag was melting to the cat.

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    same thing happened to my buddies 328
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