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How a catalytic converter works

How a catalytic converter works, what it does A catalytic converter converts the various exhaust compounds of hardrocarbons (HC), Oxygen (O2), and Oxides of Nitrogen (N2) into more environmentally friendly gases. If a perfect world, all engines would burn the perfect combination of air and fuel in this ratio: 14.7:1 (air to fuel). After combustion, you would wind up with CO2, H2O and N2. Unfortunately, that never happens in the real world. How your car actually computes the air fuel mixture You’re constantly adjusting the gas pedal and the car … Read More

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