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Old 02-22-2013, 10:41 PM
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Got a 2011 1500 that I took out on the highway for the first time here in Manitoba.
Seemed like once in a while we would get a weird propane type smell in the cab for a few seconds. This happened when we would slow down and get going again. Didn't happen all the time, 600 kms and we smelled it about 3 times.
We were pulling an empty sled trailer.
Truck has 10,000 kms and no check engine light or anything. Put in a Flowmaster cat back exhaust 5,000 kms ago.
Never smelled anything driving in the city.

Any ideas? Happen to anybody else?

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If it's that boiled cabbage smell I'd say it's the catalytic converter.
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i know that older catalytic converters when going bad, smell like burnt almonds or rotten eggs
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if it happens again, i would your heating/cooling vents have a little mold in them.
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Check the rear axel.....it's vented so the smell will enter the cab. These axels are made for more MPGs and can't tow like the older ones. A overheated rearend will smell like propane.
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I get a similar smell out of mine. only seems to happen when I get on it a little hard. 2011 with 25k miles.
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