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    Hi - not sure this is in the right topic but here goes over the past two days whilst driving the Vec after I've gone a couple of miles and stopped the car stinks. It's kind of like a stink bomb / blocked drains smell.

    I'm not using the Aircon at the time and if I do turn the aircon on there is no smell coming from it.

    I'm presuming their is some filter that might be to blame - can anyone advise me what it might be?

    Also will the possibly offending filter (if it is) be replaced with a service from Vx as it's booked in next week?

    Thanks for any advice

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    Look at your pollen filter and also the drain channels around that area - they can get blocked up with leaves etc. and smell.

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    does the cat not stink occassionally.

    i remember i used to smell it on other cars but now thinking about it i don't smell it on the vectra.....

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    New cats smell sometimes but they normally settle down.

    Masmit, it sounds like you need an air-con cleaner to get rid of the bacteria build up Halfords do a COMMA aerosol for the job.
    As Duncan has said too, check the pollen filter and for what it costs you might as well replace it.

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    Hi, just an idea ! had same smell when first got my vec found out it was the washer bottle?! obviously been left/unused? so emptied and cleaned through twice, now like a summer meadow!! hope yours is as easy to sort as this

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    as above mine was the same

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    also eating a lot of beans and sprouts can produce this effect in confined spaces.

    But this sounds like the cat has failed to me - a bad eggs smell ?

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    Where abouts is the pollen filter? and is it easy to clean. my air con stinks once i switch it off and ive tried the spray thing from halfords, which made it worse......

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