|12-26-2014 01:35 PM|
|NickCornell||Insert ain't even mad meme*|
|12-26-2014 01:15 PM|
Insert meme here.
|12-26-2014 10:06 AM|
Reduction of nitrogen oxides to nitrogen and oxygen: 2NOx → xO2 + N2
Oxidation of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide: 2CO + O2 → 2CO2
Oxidation of unburnt hydrocarbons (HC) to carbon dioxide and water: CxH2x+2 + [(3x+1)/2]O2 → xCO2 + (x+1)H2O.
I'm not an environmentalist but I don't like gassing my self either from personal experience with a decatted car. With a modern engine it barely even gives more power and it's not technically legal even without emissions inspections.
|12-24-2014 12:05 PM|
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.
|12-24-2014 12:03 PM|
|papaacer||Yeah I remember alllllllllll the time about Catalytic converters :/|
|12-24-2014 10:42 AM|
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
|12-24-2014 09:31 AM|
|12-24-2014 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.|
|12-24-2014 02:01 AM|
|NickCornell||Pretty much what I said before. But my 2 liters of fury couldn't pollute if it wanted to haha.|
|12-24-2014 01:14 AM|
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.
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