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Old 08-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by dmax View Post
Also, have to say that I honestly trust the OPs sense of smell more than the pressure test. It's possible that when they pressure tested it that they didn't have the heater on and thus, I think, would have failed to pressure test heater core.

It could be another smell, I suppose, or they didn't really hold the pressure for all that long to see a small leak.
Exactly, my fear is that it is a problem with the heater core, something small, small enough that the carpets wont be noticeably wetter. They didn't let me see the pressure test so I have no idea if the heater was on to test the heater core -- hopefully they know what they were doing, they should, the BMW dealership charged me a lot for the test

I am seeing that there is common crayon smell from E46's because of some material they used near the trucks, I hope I'm just over thinking and it's just that but it's just coming from the vents. I'm going to be able to see the car this weekend and hopefully try to diagnosis the issue.
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