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PostSubject: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:33 pm

Has anyone came across this issue before? not even a month ago we purchased an o8 zafira/B design(120) and at times there is a smell of what i can only describe as rotten eggs , it can happen at any time, as i thought that it was happening when the heater was switched on, but it happes without the heater being on, the car is stil under warranty, however the garage we bought it from is about an hour and a halfs drive away, and sods law it will not happen when the car is there, anyone have any ideas as to what it might be? is it a known problem with the zafira/B? i have asked my local dealer but they do not know of a known problem like that, im stumped
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:09 am

the cat sometimes kicks a rotten egg smell up, noticed it following some cars, but not from my own.
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:13 am

possibly be the cat mate

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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:28 am

thanks for all the replies, if it is the cat, what worries me is that it can be smelt inside the car! would i get that replaced under warranty, or would vauxhall cover it?
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:12 am

id ring them and find out mate

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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:38 am

topladz wrote:
id ring them and find out mate


could be the air con needs spraying with detox could be getting fungusted up.
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:28 am

true mate but wouldnt it smell worse if the aircon is on full

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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:36 am

topladz wrote:
true mate but wouldnt it smell worse if the aircon is on full

that makes sense, i'll try that and see, im going out shortly, i'll give that a go.
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:01 am

sounds like the cat to me . i have smelt mine when its gone off before . thats when i first noticed the back box had a small hole in it but not enough for it to blow. worth a look.
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:10 am

well folks i had the car our and tried all the heaters on aircon on etc and i could not get it to do it, if it is the back box or cat, why would i be smelling it in the car, thats the worrying bit?
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:18 am

mine went near the join of the two pipes by the rear axel . i take it the smell just comes up into the car and as its a strong smell you get a wiff it may only be a small amount . just thought it would be worth checking out mate if it is that fingers crossed would be a cheaper fix. ats or someone like that should check it for free for you .
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:16 am

funny thing is that i cannot get it to do it now, im trying to pinpoint what sets it off, but no luck so far?
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:45 pm

lepo5 wrote:
funny thing is that i cannot get it to do it now, im trying to pinpoint what sets it off, but no luck so far?

it may have been going through its dpf cleaning cycle.
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:08 am

the cat some times gives off a sulphur smell every now and then.. its a common thing..my zaf A gsi has done it once and the daughters Zaf B 1.6 has done it a couple of times..over the 9 months she has had it..

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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:02 am

its booked in for thursday, so im hoping it does it when they have it ?
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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:23 pm

let us know what you find is the cause..

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PostSubject: Re: funny smell issue (Zafira/B)   Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:05 am

it is the cat most cars do it mate
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