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Postby aredee on Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:51 pm

I know this sounds like a wind up but its not. my fronty has a fishy smell like a slipping clutch except its an auto ,i thought at first it was from an old dishwasher that i took to the tip that had leaked in the car but after cleaning it all up and leaving a week the smell had gone then within about 10 miles it came back .brakes dont get over hot and ive checked under neath in case some kind prankster had taped an old kipper to exhaust .Is there anything else that could give off unpleasant smells as it gets hot
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Re: fishy smell

Postby snapper on Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:24 pm

Aye, a shredded mackerel dropped down the air vents....

Not that we ever disposed of the unwanted mackerel caught by the grockles on the fishing boat trips during the summer, no siree we didn't stuff dead fish into....
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Re: fishy smell

Postby snapper on Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:25 pm

Being serious now, slight coolant leak spraying onto the cylinder head or exhaust manifold smells a bit, but I think you may have already identified the source.

Leaky fluids from the dishwasher, while a quick clean may seem to have sorted matters on the day if the stuff has soaked into the carpet and possibly further you are going to have to give it more than a quick wipe. I got the carpets in Truck wet once (sans fullbrooke ford). Despite a good clean and dry out the smell from the damp carpets lasted weeks.
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Re: fishy smell

Postby gregster on Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:12 am

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Re: fishy smell

Postby aredee on Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:51 am

thanks for replies i dont appear to be losing any water from the cooling system although i do still have a problem with the engine not warming up enough (gauge only ever just above the blue unless i just leave idling for 1/2 hr).and i only use the car at the weekend it smells ok after being left closed up for 5 days ,so would have thought the carpets must be reasonably clean
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Re: fishy smell

Postby lee771 on Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:14 am

Leaking air con? Had one go a few years ago and really stunk of fish like the inside of an inner tube.
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Re: fishy smell

Postby aredee on Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:18 pm

could be the air con its stopped working recently been told it needs a new condenser
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