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AnOdd smell

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by joderest, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. joderest

    joderest Senior Member

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    All, can anyone shed some light.

    A smell of TCP in the car. Not the Mercedes but the wifes Mini.
    It just appeared. I have looked over the car, noting on exhaust, no fluid leaks, air con does not smell, no dicharge from battery, everything works, no fault lights or codes. I am stumped.
    It really does smell like TCP.

    Any one had this in any car and before someones says,, no first aid kit, no rotting items under seats.
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    Clean up after a body dump maybe , to destroy forensics ?
     
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    Would a faulty cat converter cause that type of smell.
    I had one at a time that caused a smeobut can’t remember what it smelt like.
     
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    Cats usually make a sulphur smell like rotten eggs.
     
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    That is 100% now you have said it , that’s what it smelt like.
     
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    Are you having trouble demisting the windows?

    Could be a leaky heater matrix and you're smelling antifreeze..
     
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    joderest

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    Heater works fine, no issues any where in the car except for the smell.
    The is an IDK thing (I dont know)
     
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    What model Mini, and how old?
    ... makes a difference to the possibilities.
     
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    2008, generation 2, 1.6 Cooper Clubman.
    So does not have power steering fluid
     
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    joderest

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    Found the issue, wait for it........
    PHONE CHARGING LEAD.
    it ended up melting and stunk the car out.
     
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    mercmancdi Senior Member

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    I on
    I once bought one of those cheap 2 way cigarettes lights sockets to run heat cushions in a Citroen , the cables in it melted and it near choked us we had to get out and stand in the road side till it cleared. Lol
     
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    joderest

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    The lead was the multi end type, the I phone end had melted, odd thing was it was never used for an I Phone, just charging the wifes Nokia.
    The smell was horrible.
    Oh well, at least the car had a good check over !!!!!!!
     
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