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    ive had my gsi for 6 months now and started to notice that every time i start the car i get a mouldy like smell coming through the vents for the first 30 seconds of activating the climate control/ air con. ive tried the air con bomb which helped for a week but the smells now worse than ever
    any ideas chaps?

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    You can get a spray treatment made by Comma, they sell it in halfords. Its a spray can that stays on itself. You aim it at the recirculated air intake in the front foot well, turn on the AC and get out and shut the doors.

    EDIT:, I take it the "air bomb" is what i'm on about. LOL
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    If you've done the air-con bomb thing then next thing is to look at the pollen filter. Check it's not all damp/covered in leaves/needing changed. While you're there (under the wind deflector thing where the wipers are) check that the drain holes there aren't bunged up with leaves/gunk as that will cause water to build up and smell/get onto the pollen filter.

    BTW, where about in Sussex are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    If you've done the air-con bomb thing then next thing is to look at the pollen filter. Check it's not all damp/covered in leaves/needing changed. While you're there (under the wind deflector thing where the wipers are) check that the drain holes there aren't bunged up with leaves/gunk as that will cause water to build up and smell/get onto the pollen filter.

    BTW, where about in Sussex are you?
    sunny eastbourne, the home of the blue rinse

    sounds like the likely candidate
    i kept getting a wet passenger floor a few months back, after having a poke around in the engine compartment, i found a draining channel which was blocked up with decaying leaves,after clearing the blockage, the problem was sorted.i`ll have a look at the pollen filter at the weekend

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    Ah, in that case I'd put money on the pollen filter being all damp given your issue with the blocked up drain hole.

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    is it an easy job?
    ive got sausages for fingers and as much mechanical experience as a fish

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    lol - yep, it's dead easy. Pop the bonnet, remove the big rubbery/spongy bit that runs the width of the car near the wipers. Lift up the flap in the wind deflector on the passengers side - you'll see the outline of it when you look closer. Under here you['ll see the pollen filter held in by two catches on the top. Put your finger under each tab and pull it towards you - it hinges at the top. Swap over the filters taking note of the airflow direction on the edge of the filter. For a few quid more I'd get the charcoal filter, much better than the standard one.

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    thats a job for saturday then, sod the bloddy planes.
    i take it i should also have a scout around for the drain holes and make sure they`re all clean, any idea where they are?
    cheers fella

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsisi View Post
    thats a job for saturday then, sod the bloddy planes.
    lol, are you in Eastbourne then? You must be or very close given that.
    Quote Originally Posted by gsisi View Post
    i take it i should also have a scout around for the drain holes and make sure they`re all clean, any idea where they are?
    Yep, I would. I thought you'd already cleaned them out? They're under the wind deflector thing where the wipers are attached to.

    If you are in Eastbourne and wanna hand, you're welcome to nip round. We'll have you sorted in a jiffy. You'll just need a new pollen filter if it is needing replaced. EMC should carry these in stock as they fit a number of other models too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    lol, are you in Eastbourne then? You must be or very close given that.Yep, I would. I thought you'd already cleaned them out? They're under the wind deflector thing where the wipers are attached to.

    If you are in Eastbourne and wanna hand, you're welcome to nip round. We'll have you sorted in a jiffy. You'll just need a new pollen filter if it is needing replaced. EMC should carry these in stock as they fit a number of other models too.
    i`m over in crimewater
    ive just purchased a filter on the one and only ebay, hopefully that will arrive, pretty soonish.
    all i did was to wiggle my sausage like fingers in the drain hole in the engine bay,and all the putrid smelling gunk poured out, i`ll pour plenty of warm soapy water down there to remove the deposits. thanks for your help fella, i`ll be in touch if i have any problems

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