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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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stink from a/c finally gone

I wasn't trying to fix this but the solution seems simple enough

the fall before last , I bought a street scene smooth cowel top & installed it

I noted last summer the stink from my a/c was almost gone and useing the a/c for the first real use of the year yesterday I noted the stink was completely gone (yippie)

though I'll have to add that I have to turn the heat or a/c off now while waiting at a drive through as now that the truck breaths through the bodywork it sucks exhaust fumes from the car I'm waiting behind into the cab
but that fix is simple I just turn the heat or a/c off while I'm waiting in line

white truck looks a hell of a lot better too without the black plastic at the bottom of the windshield
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If your in max a/c, it shouldn't suck anything in from outside.

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well after a full spring , summer and fall cycle that nasty stink never came back

I had one or two days that had a slight musty smell that went away after the fan ran for a couple of min but it's all good
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update

another year has passed and still no stink from my a/c this past summer

that's 3 or 4 years in a row now since I put the smooth cowel cover on so I have to believe the cause was the rain pouring straight into the cowel through the open cowel vent openings

- I've done nothing else in regards to the stink , no disinfectant , no a/c cleaner spray (which gave me headaches), nothin...

my 95 mercurey gm had the same issue with the stink .. and the same open top cowel vent arrangement
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aug 2016 - still no stinkaroo
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Sounds like you found your own fix. Nice.

New evaporator installed last year got rid of mine.
15 months later, smell is back...took it in last month, they "deodorized" it.
Now it smells like chemical deodorizer a/c haha

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yeah , that spray they use is what gave me headaches - my allergies didn't like it much either


lessee if I can doah pic ..

EDIT yippie pics work .. I like my white cowl top so much more and it's still the off colour white gel coat not paint

viewed from the side the top back corners of the fenders no longer look like they've been cut off to start a big black pit below the windshield

oh and that nasty gap between the back tire and the top of the wheel opening is gone too

after 3 years I finally got a new box of roundtuits
so I used one of em to finish lowering the truck late last summer

eh , no on second thought THAT took a couple of them new roundtuits "cause it was a to part job
one part FAIL.. one part thank god that's done

lol
the one part fail ..the first part obviously , that was all about a day spent drilling out spring anger rivets and spring shackles .. until I got to the last corner - the driver's front spring hanger

stuck spring eye bolt - no getting it out with the swing I had at it laying on a garage floor

sooooo , I swap the other spring hanger back to stock along with the shackles thankfully I hadn't got to doing the shocks yet

but , then again at the driver's side front spring hanger , when I went to insert the bolt where I'd drilled out two of the rivets , well donja know I lifted the brake line ever so slightly to clear the bolt coming through and the nut that was to go behind it

yep , got it all bolted up , sat down to have a smoke with my ass on the seat , feet on the running board and door wide open

sigh what a freeking relief to be done

sigh .... drip .. drip .. drip.. drip

WTF ???!!!

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I know they make these for one or two body styles after my 97-04 ford so try googleing street scene smooth cowel tops ford f series

I got this one from summit

roundabouts 250 at the door I think
it's a 100 odd dollar part

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.. and you'll have ta .......widtdit to make it just right

the back corners of mine area little too rounded off where it needs to meet the door edge
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