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Catalytic Question>>>

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by XSB41, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Jan 13, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    XSB41

    XSB41 [OP] If I had a hammer...

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    Got a 2010 SR5 back in November...strong catalytic converter smell at times...is this normal for break in, or should I get it checked? Noticed it on short in town trips, approx. 3-5 miles...thanks...
     
  2. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I've never noticed a smell on mine.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    sometimes the additives in gas make them smell.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    i picked up in december and ive smelled the same thing a few times.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2010 at 4:26 AM
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    XSB41

    XSB41 [OP] If I had a hammer...

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    Thanks...will keep a nose on it. Have been using PURE fuel, no ethanol YET in their fuel...
     
  6. Jan 14, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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    OU812

    OU812 ban the term murdered out

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    Short trips are not sufficient to bring the cats to proper operating temperature. Partial load (engine), engine to operating temperature, vary load/throttle input while breaking in. This will eliminate the platinum palladium "rotten egg" odor.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    XSB41 [OP] If I had a hammer...

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    Thanks much 812, one less thing to worry about!:)
     
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