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dannycorsa c
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18th Nov 03 at 17:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

recently when i turn on my heater in my corsa C and bad smell comes thru the vents then dies off after givin them a good blast!

has any1 else had this prob? just dunno what it could be!
Corsa^Dan
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18th Nov 03 at 17:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dead rat
dannycorsa c
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dnt tink so!
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18th Nov 03 at 18:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dosnt allways do it! and when it does it doesnt lat long so it cant be a dead animal or it wud stinck all the time!
Scott
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18th Nov 03 at 18:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does it only do it when its being raining ?
dannycorsa c
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not sure to be honest!maybe why?
kortas
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18th Nov 03 at 18:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u got air conditioning? air con leaves a musty smell. or if u got a polen filter change it, u can get a build up of crap in there.
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18th Nov 03 at 18:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no air con! maybe its the pollen filter hmmmmmm ill ask vaux on friday!
thane
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18th Nov 03 at 19:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it could be bacteria or fungi growing in the vents themselves if there is sufficient moisture in there. this is a common problem with cars with air con, but can't see why it would happen here unless something got into the vent ducting
dannycorsa c
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18th Nov 03 at 19:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont see how? the cars only 3yrs old! il see if it does it 2night
Red_SXi
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18th Nov 03 at 20:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This happened in my last Sxi, it had air con, smelt like an arsehole when i switched it on
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18th Nov 03 at 20:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

might be smelly coolant maybe?
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yes..i have aircon and it smelt soo crap ic cudnt stand it...so i left it off..its gone now tho
Corsa^Dan
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18th Nov 03 at 22:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

might be smelly coolant maybe? - ... how would he be smelling it?? its sealed!?
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18th Nov 03 at 22:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my mums C has aircon and it smeels like a sweaty old perv when she has it on, its proper manky
OzzySRi
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19th Nov 03 at 06:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do u smoke in ur car? coz ciggie smoke in the vents causes stale smelling air
J4MIE P
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19th Nov 03 at 08:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Red_Sxi
This happened in my last Sxi, it had air con, smelt like an arsehole when i switched it on


Yes, this happened with the aircon in our old vectra.
But you prob won,t have aircon in yours so I don't know.
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19th Nov 03 at 09:12   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

got smelly sock smell with my Aircon in my corsa back in the summer, it was normally after using it for a bit then turned it off cause it warped the power.... took it to vaux (god i'm a fussy cunt) and all they could do was pour some coolant stuff down it cause the water in the aircon or whatever the liquid is can go gay.
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After turnin my aircon off i used 2 get a horrid smell for bout a minute
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The best thing to do when you have aircon is to switch it off five minutes before turning the engine off, and also blast a bit of heat through it other wise the damp will stay there and create this musty smell.

[EVEN IF YOU DONT HAVE AIRCON]

Danny look insed your engine bay and find two black square boxes, on the bulkhead, about half way down, oposite each other These have flaps on the front of them. Open the flaps and see if there is any crap inside them, like leaves or dirty muck.

Just pull the shit out, cause stuff can get trapped in there





[Edited on 19-11-2003 by paul_spurrell]

[Edited on 19-11-2003 by paul_spurrell]
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19th Nov 03 at 10:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats my car. Yeh i life these flaps up quite alot actually
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yes thanks for the pic
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19th Nov 03 at 18:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dont have air con!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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i dont think he has air con!
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19th Nov 03 at 18:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ffs

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