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Old 12 Oct 2004, 08:34 pm
Jason
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Default Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

Hi!

Just wanted some tip on my Honda Civic. I got a Civic Hatchback 98 DX, this
morning the "Check Engine" light came on and afterwards their was a bad
smell of 'eggs' that came from the vents.... Does anyone have any ideas on
the problem(s)??

any help is appreciated!


Thanks,

Jason


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Old 12 Oct 2004, 09:34 pm
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

Jason wrote:
> Hi!
>
> Just wanted some tip on my Honda Civic. I got a Civic Hatchback 98 DX, this
> morning the "Check Engine" light came on and afterwards their was a bad
> smell of 'eggs' that came from the vents.... Does anyone have any ideas on
> the problem(s)??
>
> any help is appreciated!
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jason



=====================


Any chance you filled the tank fuller than the manual recommends, or sat
the car in the sun after doing so? If the evap cannister gets pumped
full of raw gas, bad / funny things can happen, apparently.

'Curly'

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Old 12 Oct 2004, 09:49 pm
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

Hi! I had a reply from someone also telling me it could be the catalytic
converter (sp?) or even the battery? But with the 'rotten egg' smell....
hmmmmm?

Jason


"motsco_ _" <"motsco_ _"@interbaun.com> wrote in message
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> Jason wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> Just wanted some tip on my Honda Civic. I got a Civic Hatchback 98 DX,
>> this
>> morning the "Check Engine" light came on and afterwards their was a bad
>> smell of 'eggs' that came from the vents.... Does anyone have any ideas
>> on
>> the problem(s)??
>>
>> any help is appreciated!
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jason

>
>
> =====================
>
>
> Any chance you filled the tank fuller than the manual recommends, or sat
> the car in the sun after doing so? If the evap cannister gets pumped full
> of raw gas, bad / funny things can happen, apparently.
>
> 'Curly'
>



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Old 13 Oct 2004, 01:32 am
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

Jason wrote:
| Hi! I had a reply from someone also telling me it could be the
| catalytic converter (sp?) or even the battery? But with the 'rotten
| egg' smell.... hmmmmm?

"Rotten egg" smell is hydrogen sulfide (H2S), very typical. It would point
at the catalytic converter as well as/or a bad batch of gas. (see
http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=96697 for some extra
information).

Battery? Well, it does contain sulphurous acid, but that's not really
hydrogen sulfide.

The first step would be to read and interpret the code. The Check Engine
light came on for a reason, and finding out that reason would be a good
indication on guessing what might be wrong.


|
| Jason
|
|
| "motsco_ _" <"motsco_ _"@interbaun.com> wrote in message
| news:416C9447.5080305@interbaun.com...
|| Jason wrote:
||| Hi!
|||
||| Just wanted some tip on my Honda Civic. I got a Civic Hatchback 98
||| DX, this
||| morning the "Check Engine" light came on and afterwards their was
||| a bad smell of 'eggs' that came from the vents.... Does anyone
||| have any ideas on
||| the problem(s)??
|||
||| any help is appreciated!
|||
|||
||| Thanks,
|||
||| Jason
||
||
|| =====================
||
||
|| Any chance you filled the tank fuller than the manual recommends,
|| or sat the car in the sun after doing so? If the evap cannister
|| gets pumped full of raw gas, bad / funny things can happen,
|| apparently.
||
|| 'Curly'


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Old 13 Oct 2004, 07:27 am
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

Yup I think it's definetely that. But in the same time, at the dealership, I
went to do the 100k tune-up... I was wondering how much that converter would
cost... it was so expensive that in the pc of the dealership, it was listed
in yens!! Something like 1800$US. My god!

Jason

"tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:2t40cqF1rk5gvU1@uni-berlin.de...
> Jason wrote:
> | Hi! I had a reply from someone also telling me it could be the
> | catalytic converter (sp?) or even the battery? But with the 'rotten
> | egg' smell.... hmmmmm?
>
> "Rotten egg" smell is hydrogen sulfide (H2S), very typical. It would point
> at the catalytic converter as well as/or a bad batch of gas. (see
> http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=96697 for some extra
> information).
>
> Battery? Well, it does contain sulphurous acid, but that's not really
> hydrogen sulfide.
>
> The first step would be to read and interpret the code. The Check Engine
> light came on for a reason, and finding out that reason would be a good
> indication on guessing what might be wrong.
>
>
> |
> | Jason
> |
> |
> | "motsco_ _" <"motsco_ _"@interbaun.com> wrote in message
> | news:416C9447.5080305@interbaun.com...
> || Jason wrote:
> ||| Hi!
> |||
> ||| Just wanted some tip on my Honda Civic. I got a Civic Hatchback 98
> ||| DX, this
> ||| morning the "Check Engine" light came on and afterwards their was
> ||| a bad smell of 'eggs' that came from the vents.... Does anyone
> ||| have any ideas on
> ||| the problem(s)??
> |||
> ||| any help is appreciated!
> |||
> |||
> ||| Thanks,
> |||
> ||| Jason
> ||
> ||
> || =====================
> ||
> ||
> || Any chance you filled the tank fuller than the manual recommends,
> || or sat the car in the sun after doing so? If the evap cannister
> || gets pumped full of raw gas, bad / funny things can happen,
> || apparently.
> ||
> || 'Curly'
>
>



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Old 13 Oct 2004, 10:30 am
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

If it isn't giving you drivability problems, put in some good gas, and
drive it a couple of weeks. Light might go out on its own. bob
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Old 13 Oct 2004, 10:40 am
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

the catalyst is platinum and (i imagine) there is a substantial mark up.

perhaps a junked civic will be a donor. the less miles the better, cause
they do have a limited life span. how much of a life i do not know, but it
doesnt seem to be the case that they go bad as frequently as they used to.


"Jason" <bluebook@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Yup I think it's definetely that. But in the same time, at the dealership,

I
> went to do the 100k tune-up... I was wondering how much that converter

would
> cost... it was so expensive that in the pc of the dealership, it was

listed
> in yens!! Something like 1800$US. My god!
>
> Jason
>
> "tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:2t40cqF1rk5gvU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > Jason wrote:
> > | Hi! I had a reply from someone also telling me it could be the
> > | catalytic converter (sp?) or even the battery? But with the 'rotten
> > | egg' smell.... hmmmmm?
> >
> > "Rotten egg" smell is hydrogen sulfide (H2S), very typical. It would

point
> > at the catalytic converter as well as/or a bad batch of gas. (see
> > http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=96697 for some extra
> > information).
> >
> > Battery? Well, it does contain sulphurous acid, but that's not really
> > hydrogen sulfide.
> >
> > The first step would be to read and interpret the code. The Check Engine
> > light came on for a reason, and finding out that reason would be a good
> > indication on guessing what might be wrong.
> >
> >
> > |
> > | Jason
> > |
> > |
> > | "motsco_ _" <"motsco_ _"@interbaun.com> wrote in message
> > | news:416C9447.5080305@interbaun.com...
> > || Jason wrote:
> > ||| Hi!
> > |||
> > ||| Just wanted some tip on my Honda Civic. I got a Civic Hatchback 98
> > ||| DX, this
> > ||| morning the "Check Engine" light came on and afterwards their was
> > ||| a bad smell of 'eggs' that came from the vents.... Does anyone
> > ||| have any ideas on
> > ||| the problem(s)??
> > |||
> > ||| any help is appreciated!
> > |||
> > |||
> > ||| Thanks,
> > |||
> > ||| Jason
> > ||
> > ||
> > || =====================
> > ||
> > ||
> > || Any chance you filled the tank fuller than the manual recommends,
> > || or sat the car in the sun after doing so? If the evap cannister
> > || gets pumped full of raw gas, bad / funny things can happen,
> > || apparently.
> > ||
> > || 'Curly'
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 13 Oct 2004, 11:42 am
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!


"Jason" <bluebook@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Hi!
>
> Just wanted some tip on my Honda Civic. I got a Civic Hatchback 98 DX,

this
> morning the "Check Engine" light came on and afterwards their was a bad
> smell of 'eggs' that came from the vents.... Does anyone have any ideas on
> the problem(s)??
>
> any help is appreciated!
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jason
>
>


If you have an Auto Zone parts store near you, they will read your code for
free. Maybe other places will do it too. If Auto Zone can't tell you what
the code means, Google OBD and check the results.

Bearman

--
If it's got tits, tires, tubes, or transistors, it's trouble.


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Old 13 Oct 2004, 08:27 pm
Jason
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

Got the code: P0135 (Primary Heated O2 Sensor - Heater Circuit Fault Sensor
1)

How much would the installation and piece will cost?

Jason



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> "Jason" <bluebook@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:GC%ad.31195$3C6.1117769@news20.bellglobal.com ...
>> Hi!
>>
>> Just wanted some tip on my Honda Civic. I got a Civic Hatchback 98 DX,

> this
>> morning the "Check Engine" light came on and afterwards their was a bad
>> smell of 'eggs' that came from the vents.... Does anyone have any ideas
>> on
>> the problem(s)??
>>
>> any help is appreciated!
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jason
>>
>>

>
> If you have an Auto Zone parts store near you, they will read your code
> for
> free. Maybe other places will do it too. If Auto Zone can't tell you
> what
> the code means, Google OBD and check the results.
>
> Bearman
>
> --
> If it's got tits, tires, tubes, or transistors, it's trouble.
>
>



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Old 13 Oct 2004, 08:29 pm
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Default Re: Please Help: "Check Engine" light lit up!!

So it could help if I used some high octane fuel? I know I could 'manually'
reset the "Check Engine" light with the fuse box....


Jason

"N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroudpants@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
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> If it isn't giving you drivability problems, put in some good gas, and
> drive it a couple of weeks. Light might go out on its own. bob



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