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Ve sv6 sportswagon rotten eggss smell from exhaust.

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Hey all i have a question i have a ve sv6 sportswagon and lately have noticed fumes coming out of exhaust have a rotten eggs smell. Is this normal?
 

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Smell of rotten eggs is due to a compound called hydrogen sulfide. This comes from the small amount of sulfur that is present in the fuel.

Normally the sulfur is converted to sulfur dioxide, which has no odor. When the converter breaks or the filtering layers have worn down inside the converter, the sulfur is not transformed into the odorless form. Therefore a strong rotten egg smell is produced.

Another possible cause for this smell may be that the converter is plugged. Unfortunately you cannot repair a converter but need to have it completely replaced.

Two other causes of rotten eggs besides a broken catalytic converter include an engine that is running too hot or a broken fuel pressure regulator. You can easily deal with the fuel pressure regulator by replacing the fuel filter.
 

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Smell of rotten eggs is due to a compound called hydrogen sulfide. This comes from the small amount of sulfur that is present in the fuel.

Normally the sulfur is converted to sulfur dioxide, which has no odor. When the converter breaks or the filtering layers have worn down inside the converter, the sulfur is not transformed into the odorless form. Therefore a strong rotten egg smell is produced.

Another possible cause for this smell may be that the converter is plugged. Unfortunately you cannot repair a converter but need to have it completely replaced.

Two other causes of rotten eggs besides a broken catalytic converter include an engine that is running too hot or a broken fuel pressure regulator. You can easily deal with the fuel pressure regulator by replacing the fuel filter.
 

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Thanks for your information vts5.
Is the car dangerous to drive like that?
Can i damage anything? Also where is the fuel filter located on a ve sv6 sportswagon 2010 model.
 

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A A bad catalytic converter can be driven indefinitely.Driving with a bad catalytic converter is not dangerous
Fuel filter in these cars not serviceable,it's in the petrol tank.
 
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