Fuel Smell

Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 22:00
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Brought a new Corolla in August for the partner trading in a 2000 Camry Touring. The Corolla has developed over the last month or two a rotten egg gas smell when starting and especially stopping the local Toyota dealer is blaming the unleaded fuel. Having had 4 unleaded cars and never having had a smell before anyone else had this probelm and/or know a solution
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 05:31

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 05:31
Sounds like the catalitic converter is stuffed. but I am no mechanic.

For safety reasons, take the vehicle to an exhaust place, and get them to look at the exhause,,, because you should not be able to smell anything, that spells danger to me !
Cheers
Bucky
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Reply By: howesy - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:17

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:17
If the engine is hot when it does this then the catalytic converter is definately not doing its job and you are emmitting sulpher fumes and carcenogenic gases. A mechanic should be able to check it using a thermal heat gun as they come up too cold when stuffed.
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 14:19

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 14:19
Sounds like cheap petrol, suggest one of the big 4....cheers...silverback
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 18:14

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 18:14
Have you tried blowing air {from the air hose at the servo} into the fuel cap ? sometimes if you overfill then the excess gets in the filter in the cap and you'll smell fuel when you start,
regards,
Dave
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Follow Up By: Ozboc - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:36

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:36
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