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Smelling Something Sweet in your Car!

Smelling Something Sweet in your Car!

Today, we had a customer bring in her 2004 Porsche Boxster because she was smelling a new smell in the Porsche and thought it was a oil smell.  We had replaced her oil separator back in September and she was worried that something had gone wrong with the repair.  When our customers care deeply for their vehicle whether it's a Porsche or a Volkswagen, we want you to feel completely safe and secure especially after a repair.  The sweet smell made her more sensitive to how her Porsche was preforming, she was thinking there was more smoke coming out of the tail pipe than normal.   After diagnosing her concerns of the sweet smell and smoking; we found that the heater core on the Boxster was leaking.  A heater core is a radiator-like device used in heating the cabin of a vehicle. Hot coolant from the vehicle's engine is passed through a winding tube of the core, a heat exchanger b ... read more

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