Q: Sulfur smell while flooring 2011 V6 Mitsubishi Outlander

asked by on

What's the rotten egg sulfur smell I get when I floor my car? It's a 2011 V6 Mitsubishi Outlander.

First thing--start buying your gas somewhere else. Sulfur is created by sulfur burning in the gas and you are getting bad gas that has sulfur in it. That’s the only thing.

The only other thing that can make sulfur in the car is that your battery starts to get sulfated and goes bad and it will smell like rotten eggs and you end up with your battery and smell inside.

You are saying it’s every time you floor, and it’s because it starting to ruin your catalytic converter. Get gas in a different place and get some of that cater clean, concentrated catalytic converter cleaner and put in the gas tank and pray that it can clean the sulfur from your catalytic converter and that it hasn’t been ruined. If your Check Engine Light isn’t on yet, it hasn’t been ruined yet, so get it cleaned out and buy your gas somewhere else. To have this inspected, a technician from YourMechanic can diagnose your car’s smell and make the fixes to get rid of the stench.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Sulfur smell while flooring 2011 V6 Mitsubishi Outlander

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: bogs down with heavy acceleration no codes all sensors read normal fuel pressure is ok.

This sounds like a very tricky problem to diagnose. Did you check the fuel pressure with the fuel pressure regulator disconnected? Perhaps there isn't enough fuel pressure at full throttle, or the fuel pressure regulator leaks and floods it out...

Q: Q: Recalls

As is typical, these class actions allow consumers to submit objections to proposed settlements in writing and even attend the settlement hearing. You do not need an attorney to submit your objections to the Court. You seem to have a...

Q: Low gas mileage on 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban V8-5.7L

Hello. We will be happy to help with your 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban. There's likely a combination of reasons as to why your MPG has so greatly declined. I suggest that you have a technician inspect the following items and...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.