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Question Sulphur smell after driving car a little hard??

I have noticed recently after pulling in my garage that it smells like sulphur.What could cause this?I use only chevron gas and use fuel injector cleaner once a month.


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Do you have a tune on the car?


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could be your catalytic converters going bad as well they put out a harsh smell under load when they get ready to kick the bucket
 
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Or it could be as simple as a lot of carbon buildup on the valves and intake.

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+1 on the cats going bad. That's usually the first sign.

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Or it could be as simple as a lot of carbon buildup on the valves and intake.
I have no tune on car and run 87 octane Chevron gas,I was using 93 for the first few months.What can I do to clean the valves injector cleaner?And the car only has 50k miles on it doubt the cats are bad.

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I have no tune on car and run 87 octane Chevron gas,I was using 93 for the first few months.What can I do to clean the valves injector cleaner?And the car only has 50k miles on it doubt the cats are bad.
A bottle of Techron or Seafoam in the tank.

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clutch smell maybee????

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clutch smell maybee????
That may be it.It usually happens after driving it pretty hard.

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A burnt clutch will usually smell like burnt hair, not sulphur. Bad cats are usually what causes a sulphur smell...almost like rotten eggs. But it's probably not cats with only 50k on the clock . I'd run a bottle of the piss yellow gum-out in the tank before doing anything. Then I'd go after the EGR valve.

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brake rotors smell like sulfur when your have to slow down from 100 or so, or even 70 to 30 and the smell can last for a bit

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Hmmm, just about every car I have owned has had the odor if I run it ragged. It's usually worse if I have babied it too much...then run jump on it. I thought this was pretty normal.

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i still say a clutch............it makes perfect sense, you run the car hard, and then there is a smell......it probly is not a major concern, since a little clutch smell is normal after driving hard, launching the car hard, etc..........i know i smell mine after most runs on the strip, not too much, but a tad bit when i get down at the far end of the track. a clutch smell does not smell to good if you have ever smelled a really burt one. JMO

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I agree cats. why are you using injector cleaner every month and 93 with stock tune? That could be it right there.


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i guess i wouldnt worry too much about it unless you feel something weird or check engine light gets thrown up, i guess it wouldn't hurt to ask ford to check out your cats for you or the clutch, but i wouldnt waste the money.


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