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catalytic converter(s).

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A rotten egg smell is often related to sulfur. In this particular case, it is possible the catalytic converter contains a buildup of sulfur. The root cause of the odor is usually worn or overworked parts.

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The car has just gotten to 31K miles. Is it normal for the cats to go this soon?
 

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catalytic converter(s).

Causes
A rotten egg smell is often related to sulfur. In this particular case, it is possible the catalytic converter contains a buildup of sulfur. The root cause of the odor is usually worn or overworked parts.

Read more: Egg Smell in a Catalytic Converter | eHow.com Egg Smell in a Catalytic Converter | eHow.com
Yes sir.

Excellent diagnosis. BRAVO.

+1000

George:cheers:
 

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There's a federal law that covers cats. The bigger question is: why is your car melting cats? Blind guess: it's running rich.
It is running rich or it is not running correctly and unburnt fuel enters the cats and burns there ?

I still do not understand why he is not taking the car to the dealer IMMEDIATELY, since the underlying cause could be

potentially serious.

George
 

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Why r u guys pushing the panic button?

It is running rich or it is not running correctly and unburnt fuel enters the cats and burns there ?

I still do not understand why he is not taking the car to the dealer IMMEDIATELY, since the underlying cause could be

potentially serious.

George
The car is under warranty so if something is going wrong it will be ok.

p.s. Running rich means more fuel than necessary or not enough air, right?
 

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The car is under warranty so if something is going wrong it will be ok.
If they can show you were aware of an issue and did not bring it in right away, they can deny you warranty coverage because you could have caused necessary damage by not bringing it in. Just a thought.
 

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Good point. That's why I brought it in.

If they can show you were aware of an issue and did not bring it in right away, they can deny you warranty coverage because you could have caused necessary damage by not bringing it in. Just a thought.
The dealer foreman said that even a batch of bad gas can cause this. The DME showed no codes, car drives 'mint' according to him. At least, i have that in writing, If something does surface later, I can show that I detected it and they did nothing.
 

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A rotten egg smell is often related to sulfur.
If you drive the car hard only occasionally, it may scare the crap out of you, releasing gaseous sulphur. ;- )
 
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