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Author Topic: Seat Alhambra reg12 bad smell all round  (Read 95 times)

Offline Jazzkhan

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Seat Alhambra reg12 bad smell all round
« on: October 08, 2020, 10:07:26 AM »
Hi everyone,
Thanks for reading my message and hopefully I ll get solution also as I am new in this forum and i have a Alhambra Reg12, 2L DSG and the car smell almost all the time when is strat very bad smell like fumes and are all round car and very strong even I got headaches by this smell I have changed Pollen filter and I have discussed with few expert persons but no one has solution for this :'(
So guys does anyone face this problem or any idea what could be? ???thanks a lot

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Seat Alhambra reg12 bad smell all round
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 02:30:27 PM »


Almost impossible to diagnose something like that over the internet. All I can suggest is check the usual stuff like exhaust condition,for any signs of oil/fluid leaks. Also the breather system to make sure oil vapour isn’t leaking somewhere. I assume the smell originates on exterior of car somewhere from your description?

What garages have you tried to get a diagnosis at? Might be worth hunting down a vag specialist

Offline Jazzkhan

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Re: Seat Alhambra reg12 bad smell all round
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2020, 04:39:44 PM »
Thanks so much Boss for your reply and I take my Cars local garage and I am satisfied with his service.and regarding this issue they have diagnosed 2 faults.
1-Intake Air Temp.Sensor.
2- Cylinder 4 Glow Plug Circuit.
So they said these faults can't provoke smell (thing I can't say nothin mot I don't know as I am not a mechanic)
And what I have noticed is when car is stop and if accelerate it then I smell more and also noticed morning time is more exterior and interior. Anyway where are you located ?
Thanks

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Seat Alhambra reg12 bad smell all round
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2020, 05:24:03 PM »
Auxiliary/booster heater fault assuming you have one fitted, think they use the Webasto heater on the later cars.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2020, 05:28:52 PM by Chrispb »
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Seat Alhambra reg12 bad smell all round
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 07:23:13 PM »
Good shout there Chris forgot about the boost heater, although too be fair wasn’t aware later ones had them

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Seat Alhambra reg12 bad smell all round
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 10:03:33 PM »
Good shout there Chris forgot about the boost heater, although too be fair wasn’t aware later ones had them
Our last Motability car was a 64 reg Sharan that had the Webasto heater, mounted in the engine bay as opposed to under the car.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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