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smurfsack 02-28-2013 09:41 PM

egg smell
 
lol so a few years ago i had the dreaded rotten age smell for about a week. just as i was going to take it to the shop for new cat....the smell went away. so i said, "meh" i chalked it up to bad fuel. last night i was reading about how cats can be clogged up for long periods of time and the owner wouldnt even know it. and that it can cause other issues in the car. i always thought that when i a cat went bad it stunk...rattled...and eventually popped on freeway tossing red hot ceramic material into grass on road side causing fires.


whats the deal?

elsolo 02-28-2013 11:31 PM

There are several symptoms of a bad cat.
You might notice one symptom, or several.
Just because EVERY symptom is not yet present doesn't mean it isn't bad.
One symptom is usually all you'll get.

jugglethese 03-01-2013 12:01 AM

what happens when you cat is clogged? my friends reeks like eggs when he get on the throttle

freemind 03-01-2013 12:12 AM

The car looses power for one...............

sleepyboy 03-01-2013 12:44 AM

When mine went out I was having to floor it just to keep up with normal traffic. When I took it off I could see spots on it where it was turning the metal blue from the extreme heat of the blockage.

tmittelstaedt 03-01-2013 05:52 AM

Maybe there was an actual rotten egg in you car, rolling around under the seat? ;-)

don627 03-01-2013 09:17 AM

One sure sign is the CEL on the dash with a catalyst efficiency code

FocusRus 03-01-2013 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmittelstaedt (Post 4614669)
Maybe there was an actual rotten egg in you car, rolling around under the seat? ;-)

damn.......[shameful][giggle]
Just hope that you're not havin other issues.............

FocusRus 03-01-2013 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smurfsack (Post 4614315)
lol so a few years ago i had the dreaded rotten age smell for about a week. just as i was going to take it to the shop for new cat....the smell went away. so i said, "meh" i chalked it up to bad fuel. last night i was reading about how cats can be clogged up for long periods of time and the owner wouldnt even know it. and that it can cause other issues in the car. i always thought that when i a cat went bad it stunk...rattled...and eventually popped on freeway tossing red hot ceramic material into grass on road side causing fires.


whats the deal?

the only thing that gets popped out on those freeways are cigarettes.....that will definately get those grass fires started.....and in your state, probably some jail time as well. If the cat's clogged, its with oil res.....not good. Be careful, I've seen overly rich running systems that produce a flamin cat... nothing like fried [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]cat going down the road. I couldn't help myself...[histerical]

sailor 03-01-2013 11:21 AM

Loss of power was the major symptom when my P/U plugged up. Wouldn't go over 35-40 mph one night, and I hadn't noticed any issue previously. Engine wouldn't rev up even floored, and little exhaust coming out of the tail pipe.

"Rotten Egg" smell seems to come up more often when the Cat isn't warmed up & working right. Could that be involved in either of the cases mentioned?


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