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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:56 am 
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My XR8 has a rather interesting stench coming from the exhaust/engine. Smells like rotten eggs, and at first I thought my mate had filled his dacks. :oops:

But it has happened more than once, and generally noticeable when idling, after travelling at more than 80kms (i.e. Freeway Travel).

I'm assuming my Cat's are shot, but would like to confirm before I start pricing new ones.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:02 pm 
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what model is it? could be the fuel your using, if its a different brand or different octane content, might have some funky additives in it, could be that. if your cats are shot you'll hear it and feel it constantly rather than than every now and then.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:06 pm 
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It's an EL XR8 Series 2. I always run with High Octane Fuel and generally use either Optimax or BP Ultimate.

I had the car serviced recently and they put some injector cleaner in, but I can't imagine that would be causing it.....then again I wouldn't know.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:08 pm 
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it can make things smell abit funny as it burns the additive off. i have heard of high octane fuels aging cats alittle quicker.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:17 pm 
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The cats are working..It's the sulpher in our Aussie fuel...
The cats are buring it or burning hydrocarbons then exposes sulpher..[rotten egg gas]

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:25 pm 
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my v8 eb has the same smell after 80k drive and i have 1 burnt out cat but its been like it for years so im not fussed only a problem if your behind me lol
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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:09 pm 
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That, or check for roo remains and so forth under the car etc..

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:13 pm 
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maybe drone is hitching a ride every now and then under the car.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:46 am 
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Checked under the car for road-kill but none to be found.

Thanks for you help guys. :)

 

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