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Post by Liz n Thu May 06, 2021 7:31 pm

Hello, everyone,
I haven't posted for a while, but I have been reading members' posts and enjoying being part of the forum.
We've just picked up our 2008 Sigma, and brought it home for its habitation check tomorrow. This happened on the way to Kettlewelll last month, when we were driving, and again this evening. An eggy pong filtered through the van during the journey. I checked the kitchen and washroom sink plug holes, and absolutely no smell whatsoever.  We'd put the plugs in anyway.
 My husband said maybe the catalytic converter could be causing the smell. Has anyone experienced this in their vans?
We'll be able to ask the hab check man tomorrow to see if can shed light.
Hope everyone is well and looking forward to getting out in their vans.
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Post by FreelanderUK Thu May 06, 2021 7:35 pm

Egg/ sulpher smell is normally from the battery being over charge, please check your leisure batter carefully, no sparks or naked flames

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Post by Liz n Thu May 06, 2021 7:40 pm

Thanks for the advice Chris. Glad we have the hab check booked for tomorrow 

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Post by Roopert Thu May 06, 2021 7:58 pm

Liz n wrote:maybe the catalytic converter could be causing the smell.

Only from the tailpipe - definitely not inside the van. A slight sulphur smell is not uncommon with petrol-engined cars, but it should disappear when the exhaust has warmed up.

If you have to drive it any distance to the habitation check, it may be wise to remove the fuse for the split charge circuit temporarily, as it's quite likely (but not necessarily) a faulty leisure battery
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Post by Tinwheeler Thu May 06, 2021 8:28 pm

Another vote for the battery. It's probably over cooked and should ideally be carefully removed from the van and placed in the open air.
It's possible the fault lies with the charger.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN Fri May 07, 2021 11:27 am

Or the voltage regulator on the alternator?

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Post by Liz n Fri May 07, 2021 6:02 pm

Thank you very much for all your kind help.
The problem did indeed turn out to be a "fat" leisure battery, well beyond its sell by date. We have now replaced it and we're looking forward to a trip to Kirkby Stephen next week.
Any of you venturing out in your vans will hopefully have a great time whatever the weather!

Many thanks,

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Post by Askit Fri May 07, 2021 6:19 pm

Glad you got to the root of your problem Liz up! Please don't talk too much about KS, it's become one of our favourite places and we don't want everybody knowing about it snigger

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Post by Liz n Fri May 07, 2021 7:05 pm

Thanks, Tony,
Never been to KS before, but won't breathe a word, likewise will keep quiet about the wonderful area you hail from!

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Post by jetty Sat May 08, 2021 7:22 am

One of Alfred Wainwright's favourite places for fish and chips.
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Post by Liz n Sat May 08, 2021 10:24 am

On the list!
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