: Odor With Spirited Driving



BooYaKa
12-19-11, 10:06 AM
Since I bought the car a year and a half ago whenever I put my foot down and come to a stop I've smelled rotten eggs. It could potentially kill my game with the ladies, maybe they'll think I let one rip haha. Any explanation for this?

EVIL_C5
12-19-11, 10:15 AM
clogged cats can cause that odor

Dogbreath
12-19-11, 10:30 AM
Try changing brand of fuel or stop with the burritos at lunch. One or the other will fix the problem.

Trapspeed
12-19-11, 10:34 AM
clogged cats can cause that odor

Seconded. Have that checked. Rotten egg smell is textbook cat issue.

blkvcts09
12-19-11, 02:12 PM
If you have passengers you may want them to check their shorts-i've scared a few of my friends s@#&*less in my V.

Presence Distribution
12-20-11, 10:15 AM
Thirded - check the cats.

GM-4-LIFE
12-20-11, 03:48 PM
Fourthed- have the cats checked and replaced. That is most likely the issue.

Caddyscat
12-20-11, 06:12 PM
You need new Cadillac converters.

thebigjimsho
12-20-11, 07:01 PM
I thought they were Catholic converters...

Gary Wells
12-20-11, 07:53 PM
Clogged cats and / or soiled shorts, take your pick: 1, the other one, or both.

BooYaKa
12-21-11, 10:22 AM
Would those be a warranty issue?

Wannago
12-21-11, 10:54 AM
Would those be a warranty issue?

Fruit of the Loom has a great warranty for soiled shorts, however Hanes' warranty is terrible. Depends on the manufacturer...

Trapspeed
12-21-11, 11:20 PM
Would those be a warranty issue?

Should be.

Caddyscat
12-22-11, 02:20 PM
I've heard people at work call 'em Cadillac converters. Ours are covered under warranty longer than powertrain.

RippyPartsDept
12-22-11, 02:29 PM
Catalytic

Call your dealer with your vin ready and they will let you know what your warranty situation is.

cdog533
12-22-11, 03:12 PM
I think cats are under warranty via Federal Law through 80,000 miles.

It is caused by the sulphuric content in the gasoline being released by the converters. BUT before you change them, try running different gas.

Here's a thought about gasoline from the net: " The problem is not the catalytic converter. The rotten egg smell out the exhaust is the catalytic converter working doing its job. The smell is usually caused from gasoline brand. It can take five fill ups to clean out the smell from a catalytic converter. Switch the brand and gasoline grade to a higher octane. The higher the octane the hotter and cleaner the gas burns."