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Old 08-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #21
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Has anyone tried cleaning the evaporator by removing the blower fan assembly? According to some, it can be done in 20 minutes, and exposes the entire evaporator. Here is a DIY on the fan removal (start at post 50 for the updated steps with detailed pics):

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=418987
Sound you have done this, am I right? How to dry the fluid if I flushed evaporator? Turn on the AC right away?
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:25 PM   #22
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #23
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You can also try BG's part # 709, which is called Frigi foam cleaner. Go to bgfindashop.com for a local dealer
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:44 PM   #24
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A/C Smell

Try using BG part#709. Frigi Clean.

Go to BGFINDASHOP.COM for a local dealer. Works good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:55 PM   #25
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subscribed, need to do this!
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #26
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Has anyone tried cleaning the evaporator by removing the blower fan assembly? According to some, it can be done in 20 minutes, and exposes the entire evaporator. Here is a DIY on the fan removal (start at post 50 for the updated steps with detailed pics):

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=418987
Sick of smelling the dirty gymsock when I turn on the AC, I decided to access the evaporator coil the way FFWD references. I left the blower in and shot through the fan grills as well as under the blower. I was able to shoot the whole can onto 90% of the evaporator. While I was in there, I decided to clean some of the grills of the blower...What a difference! The blower was sending out cold air about twice the velocity than it was prior to doing this and it didn't stink.

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Old 07-09-2011, 06:10 PM   #27
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Awesome write up. And thanks! :-)

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Old 07-24-2011, 03:55 PM   #28
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That Smell has nothing to do with Evaporator. It's a well known problem for all the BMWs. The smell starts to come after 3 or 4 years from the insulation rubber used in Sound system to dampen the sound and also the insulation used underneath the seats.

Read these :
http://chimicles.com/case/bmw-odor
http://digg.com/news/offbeat/abnorma...on_odor_tossed
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #29
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well i got me a weekend project on my hands cause my sheet stinks lol
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:02 PM   #30
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This is very helpful to many people since our cars are old.


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Old 08-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #31
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I have just done this today by removing the blower fan cover in the engine bay to reveal the evaporator coil. I also did not remove the fan.

I sprayed Wurths AC disinfectant spray - whole can. Took me nearly 2 hours to do the whole job. Seems to have done the job.

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