smell of eggs when heater is turned on

irishdanny

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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
 

obi_waynne

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Deal, Kent UK
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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.
 

pgarner

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Lockerbie, SW Scotland
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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
 

obi_waynne

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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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