Friday, January 28, 2011

My Car Farted!

Well on this very lovely Friday morning, I had to drive my ass to the next town for a delivery.  As you are aware of my car is the biggest piece of shit EVER, that just wont die.  Usually if I have to go up any sort of hill the thing starts to choke and lose speed, then the rotten egg smell starts.  I am really starting to feel sorry for the people that have to drive behind me.  So a new smell has developed since the last time I took the old girl up a hill.  The only way I can describe it is it's a cowish dog shit kind of smell.  I was like WTF?  I leaned down to even check my shoes to make sure I didn't un noticeably step in something on the way to my car this morning.  This has got me baffled as hell.  I sat there breathing in through my nose to the point I was almost hyperventilating to make sure I was smelling it right and looking around for some random cows that might be wandering around in the middle of the highway.  Nothing.  I rolled down the windows to get the smell out as soon as possible, because it wasn't something I wanted to smell for the next 20 minutes of my drive.  It finally went away and I thought maybe it was just some kind of coincidence.  So the next test came on the drive back.  Up the hill, and there was that smell again, only this time it was mixed with some rotten egg.  Oh an now the car seems to be dying at the stop lights again.  Last time this happened the hubby tuned up the car, burnt his hand, yelled every cuss word in the book at the top of his lungs in the driveway, along with pitching various tools across the yard.  So my conclusion is this I either ran over a cow pie, or there is a whole new set of problems that are starting.  Why cant some really nice car with insurance run into my car and put it out of it's misery.  A bolt of lightning perhaps.  A gust of wind to push a tree on top of it where I purposely park next to them hoping that one day I will get lucky, but so far only branches and bird shit are falling from them.  One day, one day, it will be my turn!


  1. Random guess here... but... I know that fuel has additives that can contain sulfur (aka rotten egg fart smell) and your engine is supposed to burn off fuel, but it might not be burning it completely which could mean that your catalytic converter is hangin' onto it and then fartin' out the stink.

    Only suggestion? Try switching gas stations...and if it doesn't change try using higher quality fuel to see if that makes a difference. (a full tank of "super" will cost less than getting a new catalytic converter... though that might be what you need to as a mechanic to check.)

    I don't know diddly squat about cars, but this much I feel I know something about because I've been in enough egg fart cars in my life to pay attention to what caused it so mine never did that.
    Good luck!!

  2. I know it's the catalytic converter, along with the mass air flow sensor making it choke when I go up a hill. I am NOT putting expensive gas in that 11 year old POS, nor will i wash it ever becaause if i do anything different to it I know it will die and i'll be screwed. But then again it will force the hubby to get me a new one!!!! fingers crossed.