Smell of fumes!

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Smell of fumes!

Post by willcaulkin » 25 Oct 2015, 09:31

Hi all

I am getting a sometimes strong smell of fumes when I put the fan heaters on, more noticable when the car is stationary.
Has anyone else experienced this? Its a 2005 e60.

I have read that it may be the manifold?

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Re: Smell of fumes!

Post by RayB » 25 Oct 2015, 09:54

The manifolds do tend to crack.

Can you see any smoke rising from the engine bay?

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Re: Smell of fumes!

Post by M60NJP » 25 Oct 2015, 09:55

Diesel fumes?

Might be nothing more than the intake hose being loose or unhitched from the bracket and picking up 'smelly air' instead of fresh?

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Re: Smell of fumes!

Post by willcaulkin » 25 Oct 2015, 10:03

Ive not noticed any smoke to be honest, its running fine.
The fumes smell more chemical, at first I thought it was whatever they had used to valet the car.
I went on a drive yesterday and there is a definate differnce when you have the blowers on. I had a bit of a headache so this was bothering me! I have a 6 month old son and I dont want it to effect him!

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Re: Smell of fumes!

Post by M60NJP » 25 Oct 2015, 16:43

willcaulkin wrote:Ive not noticed any smoke to be honest, its running fine.
The fumes smell more chemical, at first I thought it was whatever they had used to valet the car.
I went on a drive yesterday and there is a definate differnce when you have the blowers on. I had a bit of a headache so this was bothering me! I have a 6 month old son and I dont want it to effect him!
It's not bacteria in the aircon is it? Smells like cats piss.........

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Re: Smell of fumes!

Post by willcaulkin » 25 Oct 2015, 16:55

I wouldnt say cat piss ha.
it could be the smell of burning diesel but because I am not the most mechanically minded person its all new to me.
I am going to ring my warranty people tomorrow to see if i am covered and I plan to put a carbon monoxide detector in tonight and see if anything comes up

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Post by M60NJP » 25 Oct 2015, 16:59

willcaulkin wrote:I wouldnt say cat piss ha.
it could be the smell of burning diesel but because I am not the most mechanically minded person its all new to me.
I am going to ring my warranty people tomorrow to see if i am covered and I plan to put a carbon monoxide detector in tonight and see if anything comes up
Wise move - although I don't know the whole story my neighbour has an E60 530D and had a long saga with chest problems etc and it turned out something was blocked and fumes were getting drawn into the cabin, so it is possible.

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Re: Smell of fumes!

Post by swalker » 27 Oct 2015, 13:01

We had a similar issue, strong smell of eggs nearly, only seemed to happen in the damp running in the red.....
went away when car was topped up?!?!?

happened twice never came back

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Re: Smell of fumes!

Post by willcaulkin » 09 Nov 2015, 01:39

it turned out it was the front clamp that had come away from the manifold so this meant that fumes were leaking into the engine bay. It got really bad, headaches and feeling very sick.

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Re: Smell of fumes!

Post by lizzie » 09 Nov 2015, 09:08

Thanks for letting us know the outcome and glad you've sorted it, free of charge as well.


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