Bad smell through vents in Navara

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 02:25
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Didn't have a problem till Nissan dealer recalled my Navara for an exhaust sensor change over. They changed the sensor and from then on we have had a bad smell coming through our our under bonnet vents. If we have the recirculate vents only on , no problems at all. The car has only done 32000 kms. Nissan dealer has been great so far but haven't located the problem yet. Any Navara owners had the same problem? The car has been an absolute pleasure up till now , its very annoying.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 09:47

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 09:47
So, give us a hint. Is it a chemical smell, a dust/mold smell or a something dead smell?
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Follow Up By: cliff p - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 11:49

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 11:49
Well when it first started to smell it had a quite strong the ol rotten egg type smell. That was after the recall. The dealer then put another new exhaust sensor on and the smell has faded away to the point of a mild mouldy smell. I think its at its worst when the car is cold. The dealer said to bring it back , which i will, but they don't seem to notice it like we do, or don't want to, not sure which but they have looked after us really well. The smell isn't from the tail pipe at all.
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Reply By: noggins - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 11:19

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 11:19
Did the dealer do you a favor and put some windscreen additive in the washer ?

I used to have a horrible stink in the morning when I started up and used the wipers to clear the morning window mist , and during a wet day.
It took me ages to find it , I thought something had crawled into the plenum chamber and died .

Turned out the dealer had done me a small favor and refilled the washer bottle with some ''stuff'' when I had it serviced.


Ron
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Follow Up By: cliff p - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 11:50

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 11:50
Someone else said that to me at some point but I've smelt the washer bottle and all clear there.
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Reply By: Mick T3 - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 12:02

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 12:02
One sure-fire method of reducing unpleasant, nauseating odours is to consume two pieces of burnt toast each evening. The charcoal absorbs disgusting combustable gas clouds thus reducing noxious emissions from all ventilating ducts.

Charcoal also makes it difficult for worms to live in the system thus preventing the formation of internal pustules from which these aforementioned clouds of noxious vapour rise and escape from the vents particularly when one rises from an automobile seat.
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Follow Up By: cliff p - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 12:08

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 12:08
You should do stand up for deaf people as they would love to hear it.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 16:17

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 16:17
Remove the cabin filters and replace if dirty! >Michael
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Follow Up By: cliff p - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 16:36

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 16:36
Thanks Michael that has been mentioned before some where. Im taking it back to the dealer on thursday i will mention that as well, thanks again
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Reply By: SDG - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 16:56

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 16:56
Many many years back, we had some bloke that really really annoyed us.
we put some prawns in his vents.
He never did find the smell.

Annoy anyone lately?
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Reply By: cliff p - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 17:29

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 17:29
Lets hope not
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Reply By: phil300 - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 23:43

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 23:43
Pollen filters is easy job here is a link http://www.rycofilters.com.au/library/news/rca174p.pdf
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Reply By: cliff p - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 01:51

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 01:51
Thanks Phil , i will pass these ideas on and see what they come up with, stay tuned.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 05:42

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 05:42
You'll get a rotten egg gas smell from the exhaust if the motor runs rich (say due to a faulty air flow meter). It's the cat converter doing its job.
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Reply By: cliff p - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 00:41

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 00:41
AND THE WINNER OF THE BEST ADVICE IS NOGGINS!!! Checked out my windscreen washer bottle and it stunk like the sewer. I left it as is took it to the Nissan dealer today, they cleaned it out and so far no smells coming into the cab. Lets hope thats all it was. The dealer said they have never come across that problem before, its a first. Thanks Noggins your a life saver.
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