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    Oil Smell

    Hi everyone, from new my car has had a oil smell when the car is stationary and hot, it smells like gearbox oil.
    I have reported it now twice to my local dealership and they have looked at it but cannot find anything wrong they just say it is new and burning off the coatings on the exhaust etc
    I have now done 2500 mls but the smell is still there, my only thought it is coming through the heater from the engine bay area where the breather for the gearbox is does anyone else have this?
    K Payne

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    Is it a diesel? If you only do short journeys it could be the DPF regenerating.

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    No its a petrol and the smell is just like autobox oil.
    K Payne

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    I can't help much then. I got my petrol car at 7000 miles, I've done another 8000 and I've not noticed any oil smell.

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