Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Anyone had this happen?

This is a discussion on Anyone had this happen? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; When I rev my engine high the exhaust smells. BAD! The only way I can describe it as, and I've ...

  1. #1
    Member ADAM-00SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    139

    Pewter
    2000 SS

    Question Anyone had this happen?

    When I rev my engine high the exhaust smells. BAD! The only way I can describe it as, and I've had my friends smell it as well. It smells like rotten eggs. Is this a cat. converter problem or an internal engine problem or is it normal? I got a letter from GM a couple months ago, saying that my cats could have a defect in them and that the letter is not a recall but they could be a potential problem. It said if my car feels like it is/has lost power that the cats could be clogged or have something wrong with them and to then, bring it to a dealership and have them replaced. I have the slp loudmouth on it, so I know it can't be the muffler. Any feed back on this would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    NY Representative basballny2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    NeW YoRk
    Posts
    3,393

    Red
    2001 ws6

    rotten eggs.....cats

  3. #3
    Senior Member KyleLs1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Canada eh
    Posts
    3,534

    NBM
    99 TA

    x2 either get them replaced for free or yank them the hell outta there for good (if you don't have smog laws etc.)

  4. #4
    Member ADAM-00SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    139

    Pewter
    2000 SS

    I got smog laws for sure. Looks like it's time to start saving for headers.

  5. #5
    Just a souped up sunfire. Ryans99LS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Parma Heights, Ohio
    Age
    27
    Posts
    891

    SOM
    99 Trans Am

    where in ohio are you?

  6. #6
    Member ADAM-00SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    139

    Pewter
    2000 SS

    Columbus.

  7. #7
    2004 HEAD/CAM CTS-V 9t8z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    doylestown, Pa
    Posts
    6,818

    SILVER
    2004 CTS-V

    Quote Originally Posted by ADAM-00SS View Post
    When I rev my engine high the exhaust smells. BAD! The only way I can describe it as, and I've had my friends smell it as well. It smells like rotten eggs. Is this a cat. converter problem or an internal engine problem or is it normal? I got a letter from GM a couple months ago, saying that my cats could have a defect in them and that the letter is not a recall but they could be a potential problem. It said if my car feels like it is/has lost power that the cats could be clogged or have something wrong with them and to then, bring it to a dealership and have them replaced. I have the slp loudmouth on it, so I know it can't be the muffler. Any feed back on this would be appreciated.
    First of all, are you letting the car warm up before revving it, because this would cause it?

    All cars with catalytic converters exhaust smell bad, even when warmed up.

  8. #8
    NY Representative basballny2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    NeW YoRk
    Posts
    3,393

    Red
    2001 ws6

    but when they omit a STRONG roton egg odor the cats are most likely done....

  9. #9
    Senior Member JonB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,458

    Black
    2005 GTO

    You can take the car to the dealer and have them replaced for free. They are warrantied for 8 years by federal law.
    05 PBM GTO
    Cold Air Inductions CAI,
    Relocated IAT with omega,
    Slp Predator tune,
    Flowmaster axle back with H pipe,
    Custom tuned TCM.
    BC Racing coil overs


    Sold 01 z28

  10. #10
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    Quote Originally Posted by ADAM-00SS View Post
    Columbus.
    they don't smog test in Columbus

  11. #11
    Senior Member greatwhiteZ28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    d
    Age
    33
    Posts
    3,675

    white
    2002 z28

    if i drove threw or in ohio from detroit, could they mess with me with no cats.??? or should i just stay in a smog free check state like MI?

  12. #12
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    if i drove threw or in ohio from detroit, could they mess with me with no cats.??? or should i just stay in a smog free check state like MI?
    don't quote me on this but the only areas that I'm aware of that were e-testing were Dayton, Cinci, and maybe cleveland. Even then you won't get hassled.

  13. #13
    Member ADAM-00SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    139

    Pewter
    2000 SS

    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    they don't smog test in Columbus


    Not yet. I got a buddy in the state highway who works out in the springfield area, and he's told me that it's coming to Columbus. He don't know the exact time just that it is. No big deal though, just don't get pulled over.

  14. #14
    Member ADAM-00SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    139

    Pewter
    2000 SS

    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    You can take the car to the dealer and have them replaced for free. They are warrantied for 8 years by federal law.


    What is this federal law called?

  15. #15
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    Quote Originally Posted by ADAM-00SS View Post
    Not yet. I got a buddy in the state highway who works out in the springfield area, and he's told me that it's coming to Columbus. He don't know the exact time just that it is. No big deal though, just don't get pulled over.
    I've been hearing that for 3-4 years. I actually heard they were getting rid of it in Cincy. I think the Formula's are still in the collectors book. My plan is to register mine as a collector car and be e-test exempt.

  16. #16
    Member ADAM-00SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    139

    Pewter
    2000 SS

    Where about in Ohio are you Orion?

  17. #17
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    I'm in Lancaster, southeast of Columbus.

  18. #18
    Senior Member Zboner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    cincinnati/northern ky
    Age
    31
    Posts
    9,045

    Black
    99 SS

    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I've been hearing that for 3-4 years. I actually heard they were getting rid of it in Cincy. I think the Formula's are still in the collectors book. My plan is to register mine as a collector car and be e-test exempt.

    they are, cause just across the river in northern KY they got rid of E testing a year ago.

  19. #19
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    they are, cause just across the river in northern KY they got rid of E testing a year ago.
    I'd heard the rumor that it was gonna happen but who knows with Ohio. There's always 2-3 e-test and front plate rumors going around at once. I've been hearing for several years that the troopers have been saying it's coming to Columbus but I've never read anything in the papers confirming that. I did read an article on e-testing a couple of years ago and the paper made it sound like just as big a pain in the ass for the state as it was for the citizens. I believe if they ever do start e-testing on a grand scale it'll be an obd2 check with no visual. I can tune around those for the most part.

  20. #20
    Member ADAM-00SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    139

    Pewter
    2000 SS

    I wish Ohio would get rid of the front plate law. Our cars look so good w/o it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Has anyone had this happen?
    By TA98 in forum General Help
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-05-2009, 10:46 PM
  2. How does this happen??? Again!
    By FORD RECOVERY EXPERT in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-31-2009, 10:14 AM
  3. Question: never had this happen before..
    By Brad(WS/Z0.6) in forum Manual Transmission
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-03-2009, 03:25 PM
  4. Could this actually happen to us?
    By Mr. Hyde in forum Political / Debate Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-28-2008, 07:49 AM
  5. this ever happen to anyone?
    By badazta in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 05-23-2007, 03:20 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •