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Old 07-27-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Just finished replacing some seals on my lt1 and now when taking off it is pretty sluggish and it tries to get hot, also the exhausts smells bad, like a rotten smell, any ideas?! Help!!!
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Clogged catalytic converter.
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Clogged catalytic converter.
I agree with this^
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X3 .. Clogged catalytic converter makes the rotten egg smell.
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Would a clogged catalytic converter cause the engine temps to go up? Cause of the back pressure?
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Would a clogged catalytic converter cause the engine temps to go up? Cause of the back pressure?
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IS there a way to clean them? or unclog it? My v6 does the similar things
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Replace it or gut it. When a converter clogs its done for.
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Just finished replacing some seals on my lt1 and now when taking off it is pretty sluggish and it tries to get hot, also the exhausts smells bad, like a rotten smell, any ideas?! Help!!!
Was it doing this before you replaced the seals?
What seals did you replace?

Running too rich can also cause a rotten egg smell,
as will excessivley retarded timing.
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Timing cover seal, rear main, and oil pan seal, would retarded timing just cause the smell or all of the things I said?
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Timing cover seal, rear main, and oil pan seal, would retarded timing just cause the smell or all of the things I said?
Did you pull the opti to replace seals?
If so did you get the plug wires back on correctly?
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My guess would be in getting to the timing cover seal when removing the water pump it got coolant on the opti. In that case the opti is probably done.
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