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Hi i have a suzuki grand vitara 1999 and under power going up hill it smells like sulpher so i looked under the car and noticed that 1 of the spring loaded bolts that hold the y pipe to the exhaust was missing.when i took it apart there is a mushy metal gasket in there.do i need to replace this to make the smell go away and do i need to have the spring loaded bolts or can i use regular bolts. thanks

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That round mushy metal gasket is called an exhaust donut gasket. You should replace it as it might be deformed now and not seal. Yes you need to use the spring loaded bolts. They are used so that the exhaust system can flex when you accelerate and not lose its seal.

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