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A Particularly Bad Smell!
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LOL! The family is pointing at each other. We`re all blaming the dog now. But it`s not . . . A sweaty sort of smell, but different. Anybody else had this? And was it car related . . . . ? Faulty aircon, or something?
But it will not go away!
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#2
Carpets damp ?
Former 2011 Mk3 XTR owner Confusedalut:
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#3
Go and sniff the coolant in the radiator header tank when hot
Carefully ! Watch for pressure in the tank. , if its the same it could be the heater matrix leaking.

or the dog

Rolleyes
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[quote='brodfather11' pid='30073' dateline='1352568666']
Go and sniff the coolant in the radiator header tank when hot
Carefully ! Watch for pressure in the tank. , if its the same it could be the heater matrix leaking.

or the dog

Rolleyes
No damp carpet. Wife said it might be a dead cat/rat under the bonnet . . . not that either!
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#5
it dosent always show as a damp carpet. A little drop of coolant leaking onto the outside of the matrix then evaporating is enough
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#6
When I use the washer jets an ungodly stink wafts in through the air vents, either the washer fluid had sat in the bottle for months before I bought the car or the previous owner had "relieved" himself into the washer fluid bottle:eek:
Despite me emptying and now refilling the washer fluid the whiff still remains, although it is now less pungent.

Perhaps this is a possibility for your malodorous vehicle? :S
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(10-11-2012, 03:40 PM)peterws Wrote:  LOL! The family is pointing at each other. We`re all blaming the dog now. But it`s not . . . A sweaty sort of smell, but different. Anybody else had this? And was it car related . . . . ? Faulty aircon, or something?
But it will not go away!

I had an odd smell in my Mk2 for a while, it turned out to come from the pollen filter. I have no idea why or what but changing the filter stopped it.
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2012 Iron Grey XTR 110 with lots of bits and bobs.
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#8
As well as all the above suggestions check also you haven't got the ventilation control set to only recirculate the air in the car - I can't remember its official name! Had this on a previous car with aircon when set to recirculate. Smelt of wet spaniel.
Try going for a drive on your own. If the smell has gone then have another word with the dog!
If the smell's still there then ummmmm....errrr...it must be something else..... :whistle:
'56 Multispace 1.6HDi - Iron Grey
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#9
Place a bowl of vinegar on the floor overnight to neutralize any lingering smell, remember to remove the bowl next day !! Hopefully it's just a one-off.

(11-11-2012, 10:13 AM)hachiroku Wrote:  When I use the washer jets an ungodly stink wafts in through the air vents, either the washer fluid had sat in the bottle for months before I bought the car or the previous owner had "relieved" himself into the washer fluid bottle:eek:
Despite me emptying and now refilling the washer fluid the whiff still remains, although it is now less pungent.
Perhaps this is a possibility for your malodorous vehicle? :SI

read somewhere on t'internet that someone had similar problem and it was due to a small fieldmouse getting into the washer fluid reservoir somehow.Weird but True ( allegedly ) Confusedtudy:
Former 2011 Mk3 XTR owner Confusedalut:
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#10
Sniff the seats Wink
I DO MISS MY BERLINGO Heart
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