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Yesterday 12:05 PM
sailor Yeah, that can make a difference.

IIRC CA gets a break for a few years with a new car, & it eventually goes to every two years for inspection (rough details, I don't keep current on their latest). At that point many end up returning to stock just to get through inspection & any old parts lost or not working is a problem. This year I saw a few that had been OK with aftermarket intakes needing to find replacements for their old stock ones that were thrown away long ago - standards tightened up.
Yesterday 12:03 PM
papaacer Yeah I remember alllllllllll the time about Catalytic converters :/
Yesterday 10:42 AM
NickCornell Roger I hadn't even thought about the California bit.

Here in PA I'm not even in an emissions county. There's no inspection for it
Yesterday 09:31 AM
TooOld
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History lesson from the Old Fart

Lead was removed from gasoline both to get rid of the toxic emission AND because CAT converters used to reduce pollution have the Platinum "poisoned" by the lead so they won't work after enough leaded gas is used - how fast to total failure depends on concentration used in the fuel, degradation starts immediately. Actual Catalyst is a platinum coating on the ceramic medium, the reason a CAT is so expensive & valuable for recycling.

This is why fuel nozzles at the station are so small & fit in a smaller hole than the cap opening. That was standardized to prevent using leaded in a CAT equipped vehicle during the phase over when both types were commonly avail. & remains a requirement today.
Don't forget rhodium and palladium in catalytic converters. Palladium is close to platinum in price, rhodium not so much.
Yesterday 02:16 AM
sailor Just added some extra history to your comments, Jose is in CA & he's got to keep working CATs avail. for testing when needed - they check a lot closer there even if not as often.
Yesterday 02:01 AM
NickCornell Pretty much what I said before. But my 2 liters of fury couldn't pollute if it wanted to haha.
Yesterday 01:14 AM
sailor History lesson from the Old Fart

Lead was removed from gasoline both to get rid of the toxic emission AND because CAT converters used to reduce pollution have the Platinum "poisoned" by the lead so they won't work after enough leaded gas is used - how fast to total failure depends on concentration used in the fuel, degradation starts immediately. Actual Catalyst is a platinum coating on the ceramic medium, the reason a CAT is so expensive & valuable for recycling.

This is why fuel nozzles at the station are so small & fit in a smaller hole than the cap opening. That was standardized to prevent using leaded in a CAT equipped vehicle during the phase over when both types were commonly avail. & remains a requirement today.
Yesterday 01:12 AM
NickCornell Can't Guarentee safety as the vp gas I filled with contained low lead. Or as so stated the sticker on the pump.
Yesterday 12:50 AM
papaacer Yeah true, haha glad its running great! I know where I can get race gas as we have a racetrack here thats local. Might try it out sometime
Yesterday 12:28 AM
NickCornell Well leaded gasoline has been known to reduce cat efficiency, or render them essentially useless at converting byproduct to co2.

As for anything else I'm not concerned. Car ran great on it. I'll probably do it again.
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