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    Default My car smells funny.

    ... But only sometimes.

    This one has me stumped guys. It doesn't seem to be air con related, I've let two of the anti bacterial air con bomb things off in the car to no avail. It still smells at random, no matter if the air con is on or off.

    It's not the pollen filter under water (I've taken the drain out completely, filter itself is pretty clean still) and I can't see any damp anywhere. Just at random I'll suddenly get a smell that really does smell like something has died in there.

    Then it'll be gone for a few hours, then it'll come back. @simmo3187 smelt it the other day and it ****** stunk, then it was all fine again a few minutes later.

    Any ideas guys?

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    Try another air con bomb but get a scented one an let off with aircon turned off an car heater turned on full heat

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    Check you spare wheel well for water stagnating there, mate.

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    Take the dead body out of the boot.

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    Also for the price of it stick a new pollen filter in just in case.

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    hmmmm sounds to me like jaffa cake farts lmao

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    Then laugh at it!

    Sounds like you have stagnant water in there somewhere. Does it smell more with the heater on? On a hot day? Is the smell coming from the air vents if so which ones, screen dash or floor? Any roadkill heating up in the engine bay?

    If it is a random smell, then maybe it's only coming on when certain air vents are opened, might have a dead mouse in the air vents somewhere?

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    what about screen wash i know my other halfs zafira sceenwash stunk.. some screenwashes dont like to be mixed apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    what about screen wash i know my other halfs zafira sceenwash stunk.. some screenwashes dont like to be mixed apparently
    That's actually a very good point! My mates astra was stinking every so oftern a while back, he fitted a new pollen filter and deodorised the air-con following recommendations off a car forum but the smell remained, it wasn't until I helped him add head light washers which required a new bottle that the smell stopped, we guessed it must of been the fluid!

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    oh man this stunk really badly and made me gag, we had to drain and flush it all out it was that bad lol

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