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Re: Clogged cat?
The catalytic converter certainly does reduce CO. I work in R & D of a large
company that designs and manufactures catalyts. The CO reduction we see is
about 99.8 % removal when averaged thru all the phases of the test. (This
is reducing percent level CO emissions to less than a hundred ppm). BTW,
once heated after starting, well made catalysts will actually remove 100 %
of the CO an engine makes during regular driving modes.
But they certainly don't make your turbo very happy...or make you fast.
Joel Stetina 91 200tqa,87tq, 79 323i (No Cat, PERIOD).
From: Huw Powell <email@example.com>
To: quattro group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: Clogged cat?
>> > Running without a converter in a modern motor vehicle is against
>> > Federal law, and derives little, if any, HP benefit
>> I was shocked at how much difference the lack of cats makes when driving
>> traffic in Ireland this summer. Always had that car enthusiasts
>> for that big hunk of metal on my exhaust, until I started noticing how
>> nasty the exhaust from following even a few cars was, and how then a few
>> more cars in traffic meant big CO headaches... For the first time I am
>> glad we are a hauling those groovy little ceramic screens around.
>the cat doesn't affect CO ...
>82 Audi Coupe; 85 Coupe GT