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Question for the mechanics

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by peteo1, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    I have an 03 ram 2500 hemi engine and its starting to smell like rotten eggs. I'm figuring its time for a new catalytic converter. I was debating putting a cat back dual exhaust on it as well but not sure if its worth it. As much as I'd like to eliminate the cat I should probably keep it legal for inspection. Any suggestions on what cat to buy since I don't know too much about exhaust work. I've seen universal kits, California kits and just plain dodge kits with no model specificity. I just don't want to buy something that's going to have a bad effect on my truck. Any ideas on the dual exhaust are appreciated too. Thanks in advance
  2. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,337

    put it on a scanner and check o2 sensor readings....sounds like its running rich and a bad sensor will do that
  3. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,068

    I second this idea. Cats don't go bad unless it's something is causing it to go bad (example to much unburned fuel).
  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    I'll try that this week. I should also mentioned it has had a slight decrease in fuel economy as well. Being its a hemi the fuel mileage is horrible anyways so whatever I can do to make it better I'm willing to do