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Old 04 Aug 2008, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smoke from the vents....!

A worrying moment!

Doesn't happen all the time, noticed it for the first time a few days ago after 5 minutes of driving when on the way to work. Soon clears when you turn the heater on full, mainly seems to happen when idling at a junction/lights etc. and not too often (so far).

Searching the forum, it looks as though it may be the heater core. Can anyone confirm this or not please? If so, how much am I looking at having it sorted at a Subaru dealer?

Could this also be related to my windows completely misting over at the merest hint of slightly cool weather and/or rain and/or humidity?!

This has started happening a few weeks ago, and the screen takes absolutely ages to clear - 20 minutes or so with the heater on full at full temperature. I nearly pass out with the heat!

Any help would be much appreciated.....
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Old 05 Aug 2008, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Smoke from the vents....!

A loose coolant cap can cause smoke coming from the vents. Have a look at the turbo resevoir cap and the rad cap. I'd make sure your coolant is full and there isn't any huge air pockets in the system.

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