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  Reply # 1095153 24-Jul-2014 19:24
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have you checked the air con filter and maybe replace it, is it when you have fan on??




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  Reply # 1095165 24-Jul-2014 19:42
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jeffnz: have you checked the air con filter and maybe replace it, is it when you have fan on??


Air con and the air from the system is 100% fine, I have to directly breath it so i dont get sick.




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  Reply # 1095168 24-Jul-2014 19:48
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i spilt milk on my back seat and the only thing that got rid of the smell was Febreze, sprayed daily for 3-4 days . It was the first product i have used where the manufacturers claim of how well it works was %100 true.

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  Reply # 1095207 24-Jul-2014 20:17
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I was going to suggest to start smoking.

Being a 3 series, can't you just find some female to buy it? tongue-out
edit: (yes, I went there, oh well, nevermind)



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blakamin: I was going to suggest to start smoking.

Being a 3 series, can't you just find some female to buy it? tongue-out


got to admit, it is quite the womans car this time around.
Considering last car its quite a feminine move.






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  Reply # 1095215 24-Jul-2014 20:28
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blakamin: I was going to suggest to start smoking.

Being a 3 series, can't you just find some female to buy it? tongue-out


got to admit, it is quite the womans car this time around.
Considering last car its quite a feminine move.


^ are those lines carpark lines? gezz tim!




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  Reply # 1095216 24-Jul-2014 20:31
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TimA:
blakamin: I was going to suggest to start smoking.

Being a 3 series, can't you just find some female to buy it? tongue-out


got to admit, it is quite the womans car this time around.
Considering last car its quite a feminine move.


^ are those lines carpark lines? gezz tim!


Not exact image of car due to the fact its dark outside..




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  Reply # 1095218 24-Jul-2014 20:33
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TimA:
hio77:
TimA:
blakamin: I was going to suggest to start smoking.

Being a 3 series, can't you just find some female to buy it? tongue-out


got to admit, it is quite the womans car this time around.
Considering last car its quite a feminine move.


^ are those lines carpark lines? gezz tim!


Not exact image of car due to the fact its dark outside..


if you say so! :P




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  Reply # 1095223 24-Jul-2014 20:48
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The interior of my car with baking soda on it.




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  Reply # 1095226 24-Jul-2014 20:55
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Just make sure you don't leave your handbag in it and the smell will go away. tongue-out

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  Reply # 1095268 24-Jul-2014 22:18
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Something like Nilodor that neutralises smells rather than trying to mask them might work.

Try asking a taxi driver what they use.

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  Reply # 1095303 24-Jul-2014 23:38
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Bung: Something like Nilodor that neutralises smells rather than trying to mask them might work.

Try asking a taxi driver what they use.


I'm pretty sure Nilodor is what I have used to get rid of the smell of child vomit.  It works pretty well.  the other thing is give the car a good wipe down with Armourall and Window cleaner inside.  that should take out most of what is causing the odour.

If it's got into carpet than steam cleaning or maybe baking soda.

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  Reply # 1095306 24-Jul-2014 23:41
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TimA: I dont smoke but dont mind the smell of it. Definitely wouldnt lose sleep over it.
Ill give the vinegar a go and see if that helps. If not ill also try a steam clean. Otherwise ill need to get rid of the car. 

I personally would not use vinegar because I saw someone do that with a fridge. I am of the belief that the acid contributed to the corrosion of metal chrome parts.

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  Reply # 1095324 25-Jul-2014 01:11
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The cat pee oder remover (usually a small bottle) is very effective. Seats and carpets 



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  Reply # 1095331 25-Jul-2014 02:22
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Catalytic converters on their way otu smell like rotten eggs so I doubt it's that. It's worth making sure no oil is seeping from the vavle covers on to the exhaust manifold now and then too. It's hard to see on some engines due to heat shielding.

You didn't notice or ask about the smell before you bought it?

I've gotten rid of smoke smells out of my truck and car. I have a wet vac though.

I use the rug doctor shampoo bottles from Mitre10 and mix it with water that I've already poored a cup of fresh carbon in to (I have tropical fish so I have carbon hanging around) to blacken the water up a little.

I give it a good wash over, and I mean inside roof included and material under the boot where the spare tire is etc... even seat belts. Dunno if I'd recommend this on that white/brown type apolstery in Subaru's and I'd always test a spot for colour running before doing the whole car hours later.

I also shout gel and re-wash over spot stains but you have to be fast at rinsing this because it could clean the apolstery up way TOO clean then the rest of the car looks crap.

Then give the windows a damn good rub because the residue from a smoker builds up on a window even if they look clean.

I'd then remove the cabin air filter from either the A/C or inlet under the front window outside and get a new one that has carbon in it.

Then rub down all the dash and plastics with amoral and wait a day or two for the car to dry out (at this point it just smells like wet carpet which eventually goes away).

It's always worked for me. I'm a non-smoker and I can't smell any hint of smoke now.  In saying that, I've tipped over a few bottles of vanilla oil on the back carpets so it always smells nice now.

My last bit of advice, get a couple of dogs and a 4x4, not a a government fleet car. You won't be able to distinguish a floral scent anymore then ;o)


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