Quantcast
Funky interior smell - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Funky interior smell

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Southern California
    My Ride
    09 WRX Hatchback / 72 240z
    Posts
    2,624
    Rep Power
    20

    Default Funky interior smell

    My 240 has a funky interior smell... i check the roof for leaks and there is none. it kinda has that mildew smell and kind of gas smell too. i tried using febreeze and oxy clean on the carpet, it sorta was ok but now the smell is back. anyone know methods to clean the carpet and interior to rid smells? im trying several different methods from soap to products that get rid of smells...no use it just comes back..

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    05 GDB V.8 / ZX10R / T1-7L
    Posts
    3,206
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    previous owner have tEh Secks in tEh 240?

    i think you need to steam clean your carpet or pull it out completely other than that the gas smell is from your fill line more than likey, meaning you have a leak throught your floor or Rear quarter panel.. yikes

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Southern California
    My Ride
    09 WRX Hatchback / 72 240z
    Posts
    2,624
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    i dont think i have a leak though....my gas milage has been improving every time i pump now... O.O

    the previous owner actually gutted the car...im missing seatbelts lol

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    My Ride
    '98 Maxima SE, '97 I30t
    Posts
    178
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Have the carpet/headliner de-ionized, entire interior if possible.

    Can you specifically locate the source of the smell?

    Also try running Lysol through the ventilation system.

    SHIFT_

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    05 GDB V.8 / ZX10R / T1-7L
    Posts
    3,206
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    oh yeah roof liners like to take on nasty smells too after a while

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    1995 Nissan Pathfinder
    Posts
    14
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Try some ozium. It's like 4 bucks at walmart, my truck used to reek of dog because of the previous owner and it took the smell away.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    ___________________________
    My Ride
    400whp MR2 - An Italian and a couple of Germans
    Posts
    11,139
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Take a can of ground up folgers coffee. Cut an apple in half and place it in the open can of coffee. Let it sit in the car for 24 hours. The only problem is it will only get rid of the smell, not the source.
    Looking for a new VW? How about a used vehicle? We are Central Albertas #1 source for pre-owned vehicles
    I will beat any deal on a new VW for beyonders

    Gary Moe Volkswagen/Gary Moe Used Car Superstore!

    Red Deer, AB

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Niagara Falls, Ont.
    My Ride
    2002 Toyota Corolla
    Posts
    1,818
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    have you checked your floor for leaks? that could explain the returning smell(unless you dont get much rain in your area of cali haha). other than that, just strip the interior, get rid of unnecessary weight good luck man

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Southern California
    My Ride
    09 WRX Hatchback / 72 240z
    Posts
    2,624
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    i was remounting my harnesses and found a patch of white fungus on the sound black stuff (cant spell the word right brain went poof). any good removers for fungus?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    9.872604, -85.498802
    My Ride
    A Ford and a Caddy™
    Posts
    5,965
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Bleach man.

    Bleach the bitch and then carpet clean everything.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    oreo cookie
    My Ride
    a wrx.
    Posts
    8,022
    Rep Power
    26

    Default

    Originally posted by Zephyr
    i was remounting my harnesses and found a patch of white fungus on the sound black stuff (cant spell the word right brain went poof). any good removers for fungus?
    man thats gross...u gota burn it off. douse it in gasoline then light it up.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Southern California
    My Ride
    09 WRX Hatchback / 72 240z
    Posts
    2,624
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    i ended up using oxy clean and a wire brush...got it off...smell is still there though..i checked the car no more fungus anywhere

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA. USA
    My Ride
    91 MR2 turbo
    Posts
    252
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    do what me and estomax did to one of our friend's moldy car that he got for free. Ripped everything out, carpet till it's just bones, steamed cleaned and shampooed every carpet piece there is and BAM like a brand new car.

Similar Threads

  1. Gas Smell from Muffer????

    By Azn_dailo in forum General Car/Bike Talk
    Replies: 7
    Latest Threads: 12-06-2002, 04:12 AM
  2. RE: Rotten Egg Smell Exhaust

    By Davan in forum Mechanical
    Replies: 28
    Latest Threads: 10-12-2002, 03:47 PM
  3. Rotten Egg Smell Exhaust

    By Davan in forum Mechanical
    Replies: 27
    Latest Threads: 08-21-2002, 02:50 AM
  4. I smell "oasis"

    By ScCab in forum General
    Replies: 2
    Latest Threads: 05-30-2002, 01:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •