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  1. Burning rubber/plastic smell near auxiliary belt

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, It's been a while, but when I arrived home today I came to a stop for a minute on my driveway and smelled a burnt rubber/plastic smell. That's no good. So I popped the hood, did my sniffing around the engine bay and it clearly comes from the belt side of the engine (drivers side for...
  2. Oil smell through air vents

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, I've recently changed my rocker cover gasket and since then when the car gets upto full temp I get a slight oil smell coming through air vents. I can't smell it when driving only when I'm sat idling at traffic lights etc anyone know what's causing this? Or had it happen to them...
  3. carbon smell from exhaust

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello every one i have 147 ts 2003 i have a carbon smell from exhaust .some times with black smoke i recently change o2 the three of them mass air flow bocsh new spark plugs and new injectors also fuel pumb has a good pressure .dont know what to do else the black smoke has gone but the carbon...
  4. Strange smell

    Alfa Giulietta
    I'm getting a strange smell entering the cabin via the vents whenever I come to a standstill. I can't find anything stuck on the exhaust or anything obvious. The smell does remind me of electrical burning and it is strongest on the alternator side of the engine. It does smell faintly like an...
  5. Fuel smell in cabin....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi folks, for some time now I have had the dreaded intermittent fuel smell in cabin, and have been putting off fixing it - until now.... - I've not determined any cause for it as yet, and it seems to be more noticable when i get into the car on a hot day (odd...) maybe some fuel venting issue...
  6. Petrol smell!

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    I have a petrol smell in my 3.0. I've driven a few 75 Twinsparks and had the petrol smell but not a 3.0. With the fuel tank in the boot I thought it less likely to rust and give off a smell of petrol, I might be wrong though?! Does anyone any thoughts as to why this smell occurs? What it...
  7. Fuel smell

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everybody, I've recently bought my first Guilitta, 2016 1.4 170 HP. From time to time I smell a strong smell of fuel inside the cabin. I can't isolate yet why or where the smell comes from, sometimes is when the A/C is on and sometimes it's when its off. I do suspect that mostly its when I'm...
  8. What is Smell Detection Device

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi, Just been looking through the specs for my car from my VIN number and see that the car has Smell Detection Device... (See the attached pic). Now I am a clean guy and shower every day but can someone tell me what the Smell Detection Device is?? Thanks Seacourt...
  9. Fuel smell

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everywhere i have a query for your expertise on alfas, i have a 156 jts 2.0ltr 04 new facelift model. I had a strong fuel smell almost unbearable to drive so i replaced the fuel pump assembly under the seat and it seems to have worked and stopped about 80%of the smell (as old one was...
  10. 156 JTS - petrol smell in cabin

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Today I noticed a bit of a petrol smell coming into the cabin when I was driving. Engine was running smoothly, mixture of rush hour town roads, motorway then back to town roads. Dark when I got in so haven't stuck my head under the bonnet yet. Any ideas where to start?
  11. smell of burning oil after cam belt change, V6

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I had the cam belts done a few months ago and have noticed since then intermittent smells of burning oil from the engine department. I can't see any obvious leaks, there is nothing evident under the car. Sniffing around with the bonnet open suggests the smell is from behind the rear cylinder...
  12. Smell of burning rubber

    Alfa Giulietta
    I have noticed that when my air con is on there is a smell of burning rubber, has anyone else had this or know of it. My first thoughts were a slipping belt but there is no noise. Thank you Just to add, it's definitely not the DPF as the smell is only present when the air con is on.
  13. giulietta veloce power total loss and burning oil smell

    Alfa Giulietta
    I own a giulietta 2018 veloce 1.75 tbi. Owned for new, 7,500 on clock, will me a year old in March. It's has just started to play up. Had power loss when setting off, engine judder and a strong burning old smell on Sunday. Luckily I was 3 mins from home. Engine oil was a bit low but not crazy...
  14. Chemical smell from AirCon

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Folks, I have a 2010 Mito, recently, past few months, the aircon has smelled chemically when the car is cold (less so when warm). It only appears to happen on cold air, so I've got a habit of driving with the windows down when I need cooled down and hot air seems fine for demisting...
  15. Petrol smell inside of car, petrol puddle on floor under engine

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dears, It's been a while since i noticed a petrol smell inside the cabin of my 07 spider. I took it to a local garage and they advised me it is the fuel pump that needs to be changed which was coming to 375 euros +VAT and also that an O ring needs changing which costs around 56+Vat. I told...
  16. New Veloce Cockpit smell?

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi, new member. Had my new Veloce delivered on Friday and got to say I'm really pleased after the first 150 miles. However noticing a carbon/oil type smell in the cockpit when coming to a stand still. Just interested if anyone had experienced the same? It's brand new so hoping it might just be...
  17. Fuel smell from oil filler cap

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys I've got a 156 with the 1.8 ts engine 52 reg and recently been noticing the oil smells like petrol from the oil filler cap? Does anyone know what could cause this? Bit of background we rebuilt the engine last year due to power problems, we replaced the piston ring rings, valves...
  18. White smoke and strong smell from engine bay 1.9 diese

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, It's been a bit of a day so far... Was heading to Cornwall this morning and only managed to get a few miles before a very strong smell and quite a lot of smoke started coming from the offside wheel arch area but definitely starting from the engine bay. I pulled into the services and...
  19. Speciale - Diesel smell in cabin

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, so I have had my car almost 3 weeks now and from day 1 after a long journey when I pull up at all I get a smell of fresh Diesel inside the car, I called the Assistance people out 2 weeks ago and the guy did some roadside checks and then suggested the smell was down to a label left on the...
  20. 159 1.9 JTDM Diesel smell Smoke

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My is 159 1.9 JTDM 150 is Grey Smoking. Stinks of diesel I know this is very common with these Alfas. I sometimes get a little in the morning, first start up of the day. But when it's wormed up, not all the time, but most, it smokes like a trooper on tick over or low revs. Things i done. EGR -...
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