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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: Strange odor inside the cabin
« Last post by amar1994 on Yesterday at 05:33:15 PM »
Screen wash?
thanks for reply

no , definitely not screen wash , more like fuel/coolant mixed smell
Diesel /DPF issues / Re: Strange odor inside the cabin
« Last post by moozmooz on Yesterday at 12:43:07 AM »
Screen wash?
Other Models / Re: Abarth 124 spider?
« Last post by StevenRB45 on March 21, 2018, 09:34:41 PM »
Think that's the point...if it was all Fiat no one would pay 30k for it.
Other Models / Re: Abarth 124 spider?
« Last post by bobmax on March 21, 2018, 02:59:36 PM »
Yes,  Not very well disguised is it  :o
Mazda 3 / MOVED: Abarth 124 spider?
« Last post by Willpower on March 21, 2018, 12:44:43 PM »
Other Models / Re: Abarth 124 spider?
« Last post by StevenRB45 on March 21, 2018, 10:50:49 AM »
Yep it's a badge engineered MX5 with a fiat engine and 5k premium on the price. Most obvious in the interior which is absolute unchanged.
Diesel /DPF issues / Strange odor inside the cabin
« Last post by amar1994 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:21 PM »
It comes and goes intermediately.

The smell comes from circled area right were the cabin air intake is .

It's kinda sweet smell , I checked all exhaust as well as coolant hoses , intake pipes and fuel lines(including injector seals) , no visible leaks .

I would suspect the heater core , but the car doesn't overheat and there is no vapor inside cabin , no windows fogging either and above all was checked when my blower motor was replaced . Aircon works normally aswell.

If anyone could guess where should I look , I would appreciate it.
Mazda 3 / Re: The Mazda 3 Fuel Economy Thread
« Last post by RichardC on March 20, 2018, 08:52:11 PM »
Well mysteriously the one tank of 95 I've ever run in this car is also the worst mpg I've ever got out of the car. So 36.8..I've never been below 37 (checked back through fuelly) in 28k I've had the car.

Also the first time the trip computer has been optimistic as well, normally I get about .5 mpg better brim to brim than it says this time it was .5 worse than it said.

Yes winter will be having an effect..but it's 3 years of data including 3 winters.

That seems about right and agrees with what I've found my 1.6p can get on 95RON in cold, bad weather and heavy traffic to work (35.5 - 36mpg at about this time last year going to work - worst conditions in all respects I've come across [mine normally does an average of 37mpg in the dead of winter).  On superunleaded, mine's currently averaging about 38.5mpg though not on quite so much traffic (similar weather).

I'm also wondering if it makes any difference which filling station and pump you choose, as well as the day/time, e.g. just after the tanker delivers the fuel, or the last drop-off for them, plus the pump that takes from a corner of the underground tanks....?

Whilst most filling stations are well used, so fuel doesn't sit around for ages like it can do in car tanks, I'm wondering if the big underground tanks suffer from poor mixing, especially in the corners, where old fuel may linger and thus give poorer performance if you take fuel from a pump that uses that area of the tank.  I know this is a problem with water tanks and is often the cause of bacteria growth if the inlet and outlet pipes are not on opposite sides as well as top and low level respectively.  Just a guess as regards fuels though.

I read once that you should buy fuel when the temperature is at its lowest as it expands with heat. So first thing in the morning when it has had time to cool all night is probably best. Conversely 9 or 10 pm is probably the worst time. Maybe there is some truth in this
Vehicle Electrics / Re: How to install a reversing camera 2014 Sport Nav Fastback
« Last post by mcdaymo on March 20, 2018, 03:35:13 PM »
To upload and insert pictures please read this    :)
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