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Strange Noise

Gatorblazer

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I think that I have this figured out, but want to be sure.

I fished Lake Jordan in Alabama today. Coming home on 65 with my boat in tow, I had to accelerate to pass a truck. When doing so I heard a pop, and then smelled a sort of sulfur smell in the cab. Now I am getting a ticking noise on the drivers side of the cab. Oil temp and pressure is good, as well as fluid level. Trans temp never got above 160, water did go to 200 but now stays at 190. I am guessing that something in the exahust blew a hole (the truck has 250+K miles) and that it is not significant. Any ideas on what else it could be?
 






adambodkins

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You just popped a catalytic converter. That strong sulfur smell is coming from inside your cats.
 






Gatorblazer

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No smell is coming now. Just the exhaust tick, tick, tick on acceleration.
 






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