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smell of eggs when heater is turned on

Discussion in 'Mini Classic' started by irishdanny, 19 January 2010.

  1. irishdanny

    irishdanny Newbie

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    4
    From:
    ireland.belmullet
    Car:
    metro 1.3 clubman
    hi its my first post.so any help please .when i turn on the heater in my 1990 1275 clubman i get the smell of eggs .

    what would be the prob ,

    looking forward to your help ,

    danny
     
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,291
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    A faulty catalyst can cause a smell of eggs.

    Does it have airconditioning? Have the filters been changed recently? If not get a full aircon service and regas.

    Oh and a warm welcome to TorqueCars nice to have you with us.
     
  3. irishdanny

    irishdanny Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    From:
    ireland.belmullet
    Car:
    metro 1.3 clubman
    hi,

    no it does not have aircon.only when the heater is on

    its a metro but i know that mini and metro are the same .as its a Aseries + engine
     
  4. irishdanny

    irishdanny Newbie

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    From:
    ireland.belmullet
    Car:
    metro 1.3 clubman
    would a 1990 have a cat on it .
     
  5. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    depends - they werent necessary back them but they were fitted to some cars. my prelude didnt and that was 1990


    welcome to the site.

    another question do you use cheap fuel - supermarket etc as this can cause smells as well aparantly
     
  6. irishdanny

    irishdanny Newbie

    Messages:
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    From:
    ireland.belmullet
    Car:
    metro 1.3 clubman
    thanks for the welcome.

    no i use proper fuel .garage .

    not cheap stuff
     
  7. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,291
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    If there is a filter for the heater I would get this changed. Smells are generally caused by bacteria.

    Also try spraying an odour neutraliser in the heater intake (probably just under the wipers) and see if this helps. (Do it with the heater running and on a low setting).
     

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