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: Smoke smell in my 330i

02-08-2006, 08:30 PM
I bought a car that had been smoked in, 17xxxmi. Not horrible, but I can tell it's there. Any suggestions for getting rid of the smell, or making it any less offensive?

Thank you

02-08-2006, 09:30 PM
I used to be in disaster restoration. We used to use a handy little gadget called an Ozone machine. You can rent them (they're really expensive). They take ANY kind of smell out of ANYTHING. Just stay away from the car while you're doing this. Ozone kills brain cells quicker than Dust-Off!


02-09-2006, 06:08 AM
Google had some strange hits. Namely, <a href="">this link</a> has a few suggestions to try (e.g. baking soda in a cup, or coffee grounds). Although the consensus is "if this doesn't work, take it to a professional detailer".

<a href="">this place</a> suggested cutting a red delicious apple open and leaving that in your car...:dunno:

02-09-2006, 08:47 AM
I was in the same position with the Z- I started off with an extremely thorough cleaning and detailing of the interior, then a container with baking soda kept open when not in the car (trick taken from the stinky fridge book), along with one of those air deionizer (or is it ionizer?) guys that plug into the cigarette lighter. Did this for a while when i got the car. No more smell to this date. The only evidence that the car was ever smoked in is a little wear on the cigarette lighter button.

02-09-2006, 09:57 AM

Change the BMW microfilter too.