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Bad egg odor smell

Rough idle

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Could be a lean fuel mixture or problem with the catalytic converter.

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

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SOURCE: catalytic converter glowing cherry red

time to get a new converter been down that road before

Posted on Sep 19, 2012

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