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Air Con Smell

Discussion in 'Air Conditioning' started by Marc1, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Marc1
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    [Sep 18, 2008]
    Hi, there noticed my aircon keeps smelling when I first put it on. Doesn't matter what temperature, it stinks either way.

    Smell is quite musty at first, have also noticed a kind of cat wee smell.

    Have thought it maybe the panel filter that needs changing, but I draw a blank after that. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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    [Sep 18, 2008]
    Someone recently posted something similar but I can't find it or remember what the outcome was.

    It's not the air con internals of course. Is it only when not in ECON mode? It could be a dirty evaporator.
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    [Sep 23, 2008]
    There is a bacterial spary produced by Worth that should help.
    It is sprayed into the airbox via the water drain use a whole can per car.
    Make sure you vent the car after as it is a strong solvent cleaner.
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    [Sep 23, 2008]
    May I suggest that you could use Comma air con cleaner from ebay. I used it last year on mine, when it was getting a bit bad, and having done the panal first, it cleans it up a treat. It's anti-bacterial, so it should get rid of those smells :icon_thumright:
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    [Sep 23, 2008]
    I'd recommend changing your panel filter and carrying out an aircon clean
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    [Sep 28, 2008]
    Thanks for your help guys. I'll carry out both suggestions. I've seen some K&N Panel filters for the B6 A4, is there really any point to them over the standard factory fit or is it a waste of money?
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    I think you're getting confused. When Andy says the panel filter he means the air system filter. I think you are refering to the engine air intake filter, it's a different thing.
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    [Dec 4, 2008]
    yes i have that cat pee smell , thought it was cat being nasty and pissing in my car , found out aircon needed cleaning audi did for me cos i said it smells of piss lol
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    AIR CON SMELLS SUCH AS MUSTY/DAMP/CAT PEE. ARE CAUSED BY EVAPORATOR CATCHING ALL SORTS OF CRUD,THINK ABOUT IT! IF U SNEEZE -FART-EAT-AND ALL OTHER THINGS WE DO IN OUR CARS IT HAS TO BE SPREAD AROUND BY AIR SYSTEM,SOUNDS HORRIBLE -BUT THIER IS AN ANSWER--CHANGE CABIN FILTER PANEL AT LEAST YEARLY, AIR-CON EXPERTS CAN USE A CLEANING STSTEM(WYNNS) WHICH WE HAVE FOUND TO BE EXCELLENT.
    WE ARE BASED IN ROCHESTER KENT FOR TUNING AND AIR-CON
    OUR LAUNCH PLATFORM WILL RE-CODE PARTS TO AUDI/VW.
    THE COMMA PRODUCT MENTIONED ON THIS SITE IS USEFULL BUT DROPLET SIZE IS TOO LARGE AND ENDS UP ALL OVER SEATS/INTERIOR.
    THE PRODUCT WE USE IS TURNED INTO A GAS BY OUR APPLICATOR.
    HOPE THIS HELPS
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    TUNEUS:redrs4:
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    AIR CON SMELLS SUCH AS MUSTY/DAMP/CAT PEE. ARE CAUSED BY EVAPORATOR CATCHING ALL SORTS OF CRUD,THINK ABOUT IT! IF U SNEEZE -FART-EAT-AND ALL OTHER THINGS WE DO IN OUR CARS IT HAS TO BE SPREAD AROUND BY AIR SYSTEM,SOUNDS HORRIBLE -BUT THIER IS AN ANSWER--CHANGE CABIN FILTER PANEL AT LEAST YEARLY, AIR-CON EXPERTS CAN USE A CLEANING STSTEM(WYNNS) WHICH WE HAVE FOUND TO BE EXCELLENT.
    WE ARE BASED IN ROCHESTER KENT FOR TUNING AND AIR-CON
    OUR LAUNCH PLATFORM WILL RE-CODE PARTS TO AUDI/VW.
    THE COMMA PRODUCT MENTIONED ON THIS SITE IS USEFULL BUT DROPLET SIZE IS TOO LARGE AND ENDS UP ALL OVER SEATS/INTERIOR.
    THE PRODUCT WE USE IS TURNED INTO A GAS BY OUR APPLICATOR.
    HOPE THIS HELPS
    REGARDS
    TUNEUS:redrs4:
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    Air con smell has gone, washers stink now though, grrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!
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    [Sep 26, 2009]
    I just brought a 2005 A4 and noticed a cat wee smell. It turned out to be old water in the washer bottle. Ran it through with fresh water and a dash of disenfectant and that cured it !!! Refilled with screen wash, problem not returned.
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    [Sep 28, 2009]
    Change the pollen filter as well. Did mine and smell much reduced. Now for some anti-bac spray to complete the job.

    :)
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    hi guys, i know this is an old thread but where do i spray this anti-bac stuff? it says the air inlet but not sure where that is :/ lol

    cheers
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    [Jul 7, 2010]
    Hi gino. I like your links. I am browsing for a good products. And I think they are good. :D
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