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Old 28-07-2017   #1
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Anyone had issues of fumes coming from the Air vents?
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Re: Fumes

It is air coming in from outside, it will smell of anything nearby. If you think it is something wrong with the car, you need to try to identify the smell. We like a challenge on here, but a smell is difficult to do.

Aircon can create smells, especially if used infrequently.
Oil leaks from the engine can get in too.
Or a mouse got into the heater unit and died. That'll pong, and take a lot of work to clear out. (Been there done that, many years ago, on a vet's car. "Occupational hazard" he said)
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Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
It is air coming in from outside, it will smell of anything nearby. If you think it is something wrong with the car, you need to try to identify the smell. We like a challenge on here, but a smell is difficult to do.

Aircon can create smells, especially if used infrequently.
Oil leaks from the engine can get in too.
Or a mouse got into the heater unit and died. That'll pong, and take a lot of work to clear out. (Been there done that, many years ago, on a vet's car. "Occupational hazard" he said)
Hope that wasn't one of the vet's 'clients'!!
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...Or a mouse got into the heater unit and died. That'll pong, and take a lot of work to clear out. (Been there done that, many years ago, on a vet's car. "Occupational hazard" he said)
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Hope that wasn't one of the vet's 'clients'!!
No. Vet working on farms, accepts mice may get into car.
It was a Marina estate, with a lovely wooden cabinet in the back, containing all his instruments and other stuff. Would often attend animals with the car open nearby. If you have ever seen the one-piece curved dash of a later Marina, it does come out reasonably easily, after 13 little fixings have been found up under out of sight. (Sad that I can still remember these details.)
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Anyone had issues of fumes coming from the Air vents?
I'd check the breather hoses under the bonnet in case ones come of or split.
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Did an oil change happen recently? I had this issue on my first oil change. The filter change caused some oil to spill on the exhaust. Had to keep my A/C set to recirculate for a couple months.
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