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  Reply # 1415367 28-Oct-2015 11:18
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mdooher: 

When I was eighteen I left an octopus in the boot of my mother's Allegro.


As you do!

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  Reply # 1416066 29-Oct-2015 12:21
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Another vote for the Meguiars deodorise product.  I had a windscreen that took me two winters to find on my Primera*.

The Meguiars helped me knock back the mustiness until I could find/fix the problem.

*For anyone curious: The seal under a windscreen locator tab had failed and water was dripping into the heater fan riser directly underneath.




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  Reply # 1416449 29-Oct-2015 20:44
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Thanks for all the suggestions and input team.

I replaced my cabin filter on Monday - it was still on the original at 95k km's (suggested replacement is every 12k).
Presumably will take a little while for that to make any kind of difference, but I did notice that the fan was able to blow a little better (the filter was incredibly grubby), if nothing else.

Interesting theory of the leaking pipe- I hope it's not that, given the amount of effort required to clean it. If it was, I probably wouldn't go through all the effort to pull out all the chairs etc. to clean it. 

I will take a look at Meguiars products and see how that goes, might go pick one up this weekend. My car only really gets driven on the weekends now, since I've moved to town. So I will try remember to describe what the smell is like when I drive it this weekend, once I've had a refresher!

From what I do remember, one would probably describe it as slightly sweet... I've just asked my flatmate as well and she's having a hard time describing it too. Her exact response was "Slightly musky, sweet.. but the musk is faint though." - Whatever the hell that means yell

In all fairness though, its a hard one to describe, not entirely unpleasant, but also not entirely pleasant either haha. I've got an indecisive smell in my vehicle.





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  Reply # 1416511 29-Oct-2015 21:56
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People in Rotorua don't notice the rotten egg smell so maybe you will adjust!!

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  Reply # 1418596 2-Nov-2015 09:44
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Aaroona: Thanks for all the suggestions and input team.

I replaced my cabin filter on Monday - it was still on the original at 95k km's (suggested replacement is every 12k).
Presumably will take a little while for that to make any kind of difference, but I did notice that the fan was able to blow a little better (the filter was incredibly grubby), if nothing else.

Interesting theory of the leaking pipe- I hope it's not that, given the amount of effort required to clean it. If it was, I probably wouldn't go through all the effort to pull out all the chairs etc. to clean it. 

I will take a look at Meguiars products and see how that goes, might go pick one up this weekend. My car only really gets driven on the weekends now, since I've moved to town. So I will try remember to describe what the smell is like when I drive it this weekend, once I've had a refresher!

From what I do remember, one would probably describe it as slightly sweet... I've just asked my flatmate as well and she's having a hard time describing it too. Her exact response was "Slightly musky, sweet.. but the musk is faint though." - Whatever the hell that means yell

In all fairness though, its a hard one to describe, not entirely unpleasant, but also not entirely pleasant either haha. I've got an indecisive smell in my vehicle.


A "sweet" smell could be coolant leaking from the heater coils. Keep a close eye on coolant levels and see if they are stable.  It may be just a small leak for now but likely will get worse with time.

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  Reply # 1418601 2-Nov-2015 09:48
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I was going to suggest putting a bicycle in there for a more bicycle smell - but, I thought, better not!

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