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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-01-04, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Could someone out ther explain to me what does a catalytic converter do ,and what does it consist of , what are the parts in its construction. ? thank you.

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tha catalatic convertor is there to turn harmful exhaust gasses from the motor into safer and cleaner air for the ozone layer. i dont know how its made or whats in it but i know you need it there if you dont want to cop a big fine from the EPA.

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its got like a honeycomb stuff in it, and the fine is ENORMOUS.
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The cat consists of two honeycomb thingies, consisting of a ceramic structure coated with a metal catalyst, usually platinum, rhodium and/or palladium... the honeycombs are heated up to somewhere around 500-600 degrees celcius, at which point they start to break down the various gases passing through them (eg. 2NO which is very bad for people / environment becomes N2 + O2 which is basically what air made of anyway...)...

The exact chemistry of it all is probably a lot more complex.. but you get the idea

Apparently the fine is around $20,000.. not worth the risk even if it doubles engine power output

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what supa ROO said.

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Thanks fellas i am learning all about this stuff
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Because its honeycombed, it has the surface area of a football field....
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holley molley that is pretty big
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-04, 04:17 PM
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lol, sif thats big

What about all the riceboy cars I see, with tailpipe circumferences the size of a football field?

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