>From what I've read you get the rotten eggs smell (Hydrogen Sulphide) from burning excess sulphur on the catalyst, typically after short journeys.
But you don't have a catalyst! And all diesel now is meant to be low sulphur anyway.
Was the smell really coming from the exhaust fumes? Down here I'd have said it was probably from a farmer spraying slurry on the land now that the weather is dry enough to do so - that can often be a pretty noxious smell that travels a good long way.
The only other source of sulphur in a vehicle that I can think of is the battery acid. I don't recall ever having had a smell when I spilled some, but it might be worth a quick check.
Devon (the land of the ccooowwwssss), UK
BTW I remember being taught during chemistry A level that:
(a) Hydrogen sulphide is 10x more poisonous that hydrogen cyanide
(b) It kills your sense of smell when present in any significant concentration
(c) So if you are in an oil refinery & smell it getting stronger, then the smell stops, run!
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Subject: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query!
Any one got any suggestions as to the cause of the rotten egg smell emanating from my beasts exhaust...!?