[Vwdiesel] Diesel particulate filters make the grade in Alberta

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 8 23:09:05 EDT 2005


It is my understanding that this is true, to an
extent.  Basically, there is no CO when there is no
smoke present.  Anytime there is smoke (like when you
stomp the accelerator pedal), there is CO as well.  

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


--- Gerry Wolfe <gjwolfe at telus.net> wrote:
> My understanding was that CO is formed when there is
> incomplete combustion 
> i.e. inadequate oxygen to burn all the fuel and that
> since a diesel always 
> (?) has an excess of air available (turbo
> especially) , CO2 was the main 
> byproduct and that CO was almost non-existant?

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