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Old 08-06-2019, 04:04 AM
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Rotten eggs smell

I have a 2002 X5 with 93k km on it. Yesterday I serviced it ( oil change, plugs, air filter, the works). This morning i noticed that the exhaust smells like rotten eggs when idling. The idling itself is fine, water comes out of the exhaust when idling. I don't get the rotten eggs smell in the car at all. I doubt it could be the catalytic converter as this did not happen before service ( i could be wrong). Please help
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:25 AM
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Cold catalytic converter condensing normal exhaust moisture and also allowing hydrogen sulfide H2S. It should all go away once the catalyst is at operating temperature.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:47 AM
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Thanks Doug, I will keep a close eye on it.
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