Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:08 AM
I've tried febreeze and charcoal but to no avail. How can I determine the exact cause, before I resort to a steam cleaning of the interior?
Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:31 PM
Febreeze and other deodorizers will only mask the smell, but will come back in a matter of days every time. I believe you may need to deep extract by wet vac or better steam clean to get rid of.
I doubt its a leaking petrol tank as you'd notice the gauge go down quicker, less mileage and drip beneath the car. If it is though, I wouldn't waste any time and bring it to the mechanic straight away as that's an extreme safety risk!
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:01 PM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:31 PM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:13 PM
Yea it's kinda a headache as there seems at least 4 possibilities.
1) fuel line leak (no major fuel level drop issue however)
2) fuel filter issue
3) exhaust pipe leak
4) rear windscreen gasket issue (no noticeable water leakage issue however)
Regarding pt 4, I went for an interior fogging job recently hoping to address the issue. And noticed fog escaping through a side of the rear windscreen. I'm wondering whether exhaust fumes or sth might have entered cabin through this.
Am thinking of bringing it to Motor Image for troubleshooting. It's a 4.5 yr old Impreza i got in feb. other than this troubling issue i love everything else about this car.
The odour is bad whenever I enter the car in the mornings. My current measure is to keep my windows slidely down when it's parked, and this helps.
Edited by Theatreofdreams, 26 May 2013 - 11:18 PM.
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