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Rancid smell from screenwash and air vents?

When we docked in Portsmouth last week, I used the window washer for the first time since we'd been away and it absolutely stank. Completely rancid. I just assumed that with being parked in hot sun for three weeks, the liquid in the screen wash thing had turned rancid so I washed loads of it through and topped it up again with concentrated screenwash.

It still stinks and I'm getting a whiff of it when I use the air conditioning or heater. It's like suphur.

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some might have splashed on the cabin filter. you might want to have a look at that


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Check the pollen filter on your HVAC inlet - renowned for festering & causing strange smells.






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Thank you! I will investigate. The husband said that somebody on the TT forum he uses had similar issues and that was a pollen filter problem.

(It's marginally worse than my teenage daughter's wind issues....)
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Thank you! I will investigate. The husband said that somebody on the TT forum he uses had similar issues and that was a pollen filter problem.

(It's marginally worse than my teenage daughter's wind issues....)

TMI eewwwwwww
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Try sitting in the same room as her.... I bought a spray air freshener to direct her way today.
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Hey Sandra. I just saw this and thought of you LOL

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...car-smell.html
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Hahah! As it happens, after yet another moped breakdown yesterday, I had to pick up the BO teen. She's the twin to the fart teen. I am blessed.
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