Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th March 2009, 14:08   #16
BHPian
 
Perakath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 259
Thanked: 28 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raja748 View Post
This I strongly noticed when day before yesterday I passed a spot where some people were burning garbage.Though my window glasses were closed,I got a strong burning smell inside the car.My AC was off and so the blower fan.
Very few car models are completely air-sealed, even with the a/c vent set to internal recirculation-- this explains the air noise at high speed travel. Burning garbage/leaves produces a large amount of smoke/emissions, some of which were bound to hit you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SS-Traveller View Post
The HVAC recirculation-fresh air flap is located behind the dashboard. If bad odour problem persists, please check passenger/driver emissions to rule out other possibilities.
I'm often to blame, myself!
Perakath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2009, 12:49   #17
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 92
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Today I was trailing a garbage truck as there was no space to overtake it.AC was off,Blower was off,circulation was off....and suddenly I got breeze of dirty smell of the garbage...my God!!!! it was so horrible..I immediately switched on the AC and put it on inner circulation mode.

Guys..I need to do something to solve this problem.Believe me the problem was not there 3-4 months back.
raja748 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2009, 13:03   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
pulsar56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,173
Thanked: 319 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raja748 View Post
I immediately switched on the AC and put it on inner circulation mode.

Guys..I need to do something to solve this problem.Believe me the problem was not there 3-4 months back.
Please keep the Inner Circulation mode ON even if the AC/blower is off. That should solve your problem.
pulsar56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2009, 13:26   #19
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 92
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pulsar56 View Post
Please keep the Inner Circulation mode ON even if the AC/blower is off. That should solve your problem.
Ok Pulsar56..I will try doing so.
raja748 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2009, 13:33   #20
BHPian
 
sudipt123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 171
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

How can we add an ac pollen filter with cars which don't have one? Are they available at accessories/ spares shops? I would be interested to add one for my chevy spark, also I think swift doesn't have this filter.
sudipt123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2009, 13:56   #21
gpa
Senior - BHPian
 
gpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,774
Thanked: 274 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pulsar56 View Post
Please keep the Inner Circulation mode ON even if the AC/blower is off. That should solve your problem.
+ 1 to this. it is also good to keep your recirc flap permanently closed. If at all you want fresh air into the vehicle, just roll down the windows a few minutes. Saves you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Cheers,
gpa
gpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2009, 14:43   #22
BHPian
 
Perakath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 259
Thanked: 28 Times
Default

How can keeping the recirculation flap permanently closed save any trouble in the long run?
Perakath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2009, 15:01   #23
gpa
Senior - BHPian
 
gpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,774
Thanked: 274 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Perakath View Post
How can keeping the recirculation flap permanently closed save any trouble in the long run?
Because you will not leave the recirc flap open when you park under trees, where leaves and other debris can fallin thru the slats up front near the bonnet area and enter you're car's AC system and clog the cooling coils and blower.

Cheers,
gpa

Last edited by gpa : 30th March 2009 at 15:07.
gpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2009, 15:13   #24
BHPian
 
Perakath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 259
Thanked: 28 Times
Default

Oh! I try not to park under trees except when there's no other shade source available-- that's to avoid bird droppings and squished fruit spoiling the paint. Here's one more reason!
Perakath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2009, 13:48   #25
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 92
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pulsar56 View Post
Please keep the Inner Circulation mode ON even if the AC/blower is off. That should solve your problem.
You were absolutely correct bro!!! my problem vanished as soon as I have started keeping inner circulation on.

Thanks a lot to everyone...
raja748 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2009, 22:43   #26
BHPian
 
ask77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Agra
Posts: 145
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Is the recirculation flap on cars with push button recirculation system operated by a solenoid or a motor ? The ones in cars having the sliding switches is connected thru a cable and one gets to know whether the flap is open or not as there is a slight thump of the flap closing. But how does one know whether the push button system is working or not ?
ask77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally In - Smells like Home ! Or should I say Gasoline? Arch-Angel Introduce yourself 2 4th January 2013 19:57
Car exhaust smells like burnt paper, whats gone bad? gigy Technical Stuff 12 14th September 2009 20:45
Sony VAIO bought on ebay auction, seller smells fishy, what to do? & Craigslist ntomer Gadgets, Computers & Software 25 19th April 2009 13:21
Why blower smells after AC is switched off penpavan Technical Stuff 2 5th April 2008 23:00
Is it possible to release the hand brake from outside the car? Stig Technical Stuff 33 15th September 2007 22:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:32.

Copyright 2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks