most likely your catalytic converter
Probably two problems. The smoke is most likely oil from an engine problem. The sulfur is the catalytic converter bad. The oil plugs the converter making it run hotter and putting out more sulfur dioxide.
clogged catalytic converter Agreed.......the smell of rotten eggs is an indication you have a problem with your cataltic converter
The sulfur smell is the catalytic converter. There will always be some smell of sulfur. The converter changes the carbon monoxide in the exhaust to sulfur dioxide. Strong sulfur smell may be an indication the converter needs to be changed. This can also be a symptom of a leaking battery. We had a battery crack, and the sulfur smell was almost overpowering for a couple of days. Even after it was replaced, the smell lingered for a bit.
You cant just get "rid" of it. In cars, a catalytic converter is used to break down the so2 into less harmful substances.
more than likely your catalytic converter is plugged
sounds like a bad catalytic converter they produce a sulfur like smell when they get plugged up
The sulpher smell comes from the interior of the catalytic converter on the exhaust line. The collision with the snow bank loosened some of the liner. You will have to replace the converter to get rid of the smell. http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=info
It is part of the exhaust system. It can be anywhere between the exhaust manifold and the muffler. It is usually half way between the manifold and the muffler. Some cars have two. The purpose of the converter is to change the carbon monoxide in the exhaust to sulfur dioxide. Carbon monoxide is a greenhouse gas and sulfur dioxide is not.
The catalytic converter. They all smell, really strong may sujgest that it is going bad and needs to be replaced. Converters change the carbon monoxide to sulfur dioxide the rotton egg is the sulfur.
Bad catalytic converter. It won't throw a code. Replace the plugs/wires, too. You probably had a bad plug or two and it fouled up the cat over time.
you can but it will cause damage to the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and other emission componets. It would take about $8,000.00 to replace parts. As far as I know all diesel that is sold now is ULSD.per for shop manuelNOTICE: For areas where ultra low sulfur diesel fuel (15 ppm sulfur maximum) is required, use only ultra low sulfur diesel fuel in diesel vehicles equipped with an Oxidation Catalytic Converter (OC) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). In a diesel vehicle that is continually misfueled by using low sulfur (16-500 ppm) or high sulfur (500 ppm or greater) diesel fuel, the sulfur can effectively poison the catalyst. Continuous use of low sulfur or high sulfur can destroy the catalyst and render the catalyst useless.
The catalytic reduction of sulfur dioxide with methane can convert SO2 to sulfur.
have your catalytic converter checked. when they are going bad, you used to get a rotten egg smell, now its sulfer, or like someone lit off a bunch of matches.
These two mechanical conditions are non-related. The detection of a sulfur or 'rotten eggs' odor is indicative of catalytic converter failure/problem. As in the case of any emissions/exhaust component failure it is advisable to have it verified-diagnosed immediately to ensure possibly fatal exhaust gasses are not entering the passenger cabin.
I'm not a car expert but it could be something to do with your engine or you can check the inside the bonet is there is nothing ask you local mot place <><><><> Catalytic converter is failing- produces very strong sulfur smell. Get thee to an auto repair shop.
your catayltic converter is bad and needs to replaced
Bad catalytic convertor. Egg smell is a dead giveaway.
Feed to reformer is first desulphurised in Naphtha Hydrotreater so that CCR catalyst(Platinum) does not get deactivated during operation on high sulfur CCR feed. CCR
Smells like rotten eggs? Catalytic converter is getting clogged and now is getting hot. This can cause your engine to run hot and possibly blow a head gasket or worse. Catalytic converters are VERY expensive $300-$600 depending on the car. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE OLD ONE. Take it to a scrap yard and get roughly 100-150 bucks for it. A little cheap trick that sometimes works, take a steal hammer, or 3lb sledge works nice. Crawl under your car and check to make sure the cat is not rusting really bad. If it looks pretty solid then violently beat on the catalytic converter, They are very well built and can take the abuse so don't be shy. This sometimes loosens up the carbon build up in the cat and can save you the expense of replacing it. It doesn't always work but its worth a shot, worst case you still need to replace it.
AnswerBecause your motor is running too rich and the unburnt fuel is being burned in the catalytic converter, it makes the sulfur smell. At least this is what I've been told.http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=infoyou didn't say what make of car u have, but a lot of Japanese cars smell like rotten egg just because of the fuel additives in the USA
It could be running lean. Check the fuel filter. It could also be a vacuum leak or the EGR valve. It would probably be a good idea to not run it much until you've worked out the problem. There are quite a few possibilities, and some of them are not very expensive, but if the exhaust manifold is getting that hot you could be damaging your exhaust valves. If the exhaust manifold is glowing, it's not the cat-converter.
It may or may not...if there is some acid in the solution, then sulfur is a byproduct of the equation, which will lead to a sulfur smell. However, I don't feel like it would cause the smell, without at least a catalytic amount of acid.