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Hey all,
I have an '04 Z with Borla X over and quad stingers. It also has a Breathless Duct and Blackwing.
I have gotten into the habit of running thru a couple of gears @ the conclusion of my 13 mile, "mostly" laidback freeway commute. :z: :D Ya know, downshift to 3rd, 4.5K, shift, 4.5K, downshift, around the corner, 1 block.... stoplight. Parking lot. While cruising into the lot @ 15 mph, I get a smell just like burning matches. Normal? Should I be concerned? I've only had the car a month, my first vette (NOT my first performance car), it has 4,500 mi. Oh ya, it came with the mods....
Any ideas? This worries me a LOT. This the only time it does this
 

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4,533 miles
Ya, I know I have a lot more, but 100+ is SO ill advised on offramps... :rofl: :rofl:
 

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most likely cats but possibly some clutch smell?
 

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most likely cats but possibly some clutch smell?
Hmmm, doesn't SMELL like clutch.... so, presuming it is the cats, is this a BAD thing?
 

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Cats can smell like sulfur usually if you're burning high sulfur fuel, or if the car is running rich, or if the cats are old and worn out. Since the last one doesn't apply, I would look into the first two. Try switching brands of gas first, and see if you notice an improvement.

As far as I know, the smell isn't really bad for the cats, but who wants a rotten egg smell?
 

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Your e-brake is on. :crazy: Just imagine how fast you will be now. :D

OR, you might check your exhaust system. Maybe something has been slung up on it, or something may be too close.
 

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Its (as has been said), high sulpher gas, or running rich. I got it after installing an intake... made the car run rich and stink.

Zed
 

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I believe it's normal after hard acceleration.
Mine does the same as did my Grand National after spirited driving.
Kind of like a napalm in the morning thing.
MHO :drunken:
 

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Thanks All!!!! :thumb: :thumb:
 

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always happens...didnt know if it was breaks, exhaust, clutch...gas...I dont worry under warranty :p but it definately stinks!
 

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Good post, I am having the same thing here. New Z owner as well, I thought it was my clutch perhaps slipping on some good pulls through the gears.
 
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