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Old 07-04-2007, 05:40 PM
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My mom had a dead cat under the hood of her Cadillac once. It must have crawled up in there before she went for a drive and got cooked in the process. She had an atrocious stench in her car until she took it in for service. The answer was,"Hey lady did you know you had a dead cat in your engine compartment?"
I could imagine what a good laugh the dealership had when the cat was discovered.


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Old 07-04-2007, 05:42 PM
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Hirnbeiss -- I think you meant to say "illegal alien."
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Could be something crushed in your rear tires ? The air intake for a/c is in the rear, atleast on my 87, 260E it is in the trunk.
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We had a bad mold infestation in a car due to some water seepage in the front foot well. I hope that's not your problem, as the car had to be replaced.
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My mom had a dead cat under the hood of her Cadillac once. It must have crawled up in there before she went for a drive and got cooked in the process. She had an atrocious stench in her car until she took it in for service. The answer was,"Hey lady did you know you had a dead cat in your engine compartment?"
I could imagine what a good laugh the dealership had when the cat was discovered.
I wonder what the book rate is for "Dead cat removal?"
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I don't know what the charges were. She also had some bad luck with rats taking up residence in there. One time they chewed up some of the engine wiring. Another time some fruit pits got caught in the throttle linkage and caused the throttle to be stuck wide open.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:49 PM
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Well, whatever it is must be slowly decaying or drying out or something, because it still stinks but is much better today. I keep hoping for the sun to come out so I can put the car outside and let it bake a bit with the windows down. I've still got a pound or two of baking soda in there to absorb stink -- half in the car and half in the trunk.

I've checked everywhere I can see without disassembling the car -- engine compartment, trunk, spare tire area, wheelwells, what I can see under the dash, etc. I'm really baffled. At this point I just hope it stops stinking soon!

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Old 07-05-2007, 10:27 PM
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I've had a car smell quite bad before.

If I put it in the sun with the windows down about 1-2" each, it dries out and doesn't smell.

After it no longer smells I usually put a potpourri pouch in there.

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