My car was giving off a bad smell every time I turned the heater on. The smell was like cumin and garlic mixed together. There was no visible leak anywhere. I took it to a mechanic who said my heater core needs replacing. I let him do this for $800.
One month after the repair work, the smell is still there and my coolant level first thing in the morning is below the minimum. I took my car back to the same mechanic, but he cannot find the cause of the problem. Any ideas what it coud be? I have a 98 Golf. 160,000 km. 2 L engine, automatic transmission. In addition to the heater core, I also recently had my water pump and battery replaced and timing belt adjusted. I also have an undiagnosed transmission oil leak.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 AT 6:31 PM