Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 15:41:48 -0500
From: cs <>
Subject: Re: Saab 93 rotten egg exhaust smell


My vote is for the gas. I'll bet anything you're not using premium fuel. I had always used premium fuel in everything. Then about 10 - 15 years ago, I read a consumers reports mag. article saying that one does not need to spend the extra $$$ for premium. So I switched - to regular Shell in a Mazda that called for 87 octane. Within a tank or so, I could smell the sulphur. So I switched back to premium, and it went away. On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 19:30:50 GMT, hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson) wrote: >In article <LDAOb.2213$OM2.571818nopsam4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>, >Jeff Sloane <sabre36nopsamnline.net> wrote: > >> wonering if anyone has an idea. Bad catalytic converter?? something else? > >This is how any catalytic converter reacts to petrol with high >contents of sulphur. The sulphur is converted to hydrogen sulphide >(this is the gas that makes rotten eggs smell like rotten eggs) by >the catalytic converter under certain driving conditions. The >problem can be bad gasoline (try a different brand), bad catalytic >converter, broken oxygene sensor, etc.

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