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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 20:17 Thread Starter
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Hello I had a nasty smell coming from underfloor of my burster 747 and have been baffled for a while.Whilst looking through my underfloor there was a loose tube spilling antifreeze liquid.Does this emit toxic fumes or smell anyone can help?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 08:49
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Hi and welcome to MHF Coys.

Any chemical can be dangerous in strong amounts, http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1678436.pdf


I'd be concerned about it damaging the floors structure too.
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Nasty smell unlikely to be the antifreeze liquid.

Most likely cause will be the grey waste water tank, is it in the double floor of the van? If so check to see it is not venting internally.

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Could well be the antifreeze

How much have you lost ?

Wipe it up with paper towels and wash and rinse it

The antifreeze may have found its way through any body joints so take a look underneath for any damp spots
May need to reseal the body work joints if it has

Why is it leaking ? Has a joint come apart ?


Don’t forget that the antifreeze solution needs changing periodically
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Also the hoses (Tube?) might well be past their sell by date and need replacing?

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Also the hoses (Tube?) might well be past their sell by date and need replacing?

The tube should be aluminium and the bends and connections a rubber/silicone? Compound


I hope these rubber connectors have a very long life mine will be around 11 years old the ones I can see all appear to be like new

Remember Antifreeze is notorious for finding weaknesses in joints and connections
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