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All You Need To Know About Catalytic Converters Is They Shouldn't Exist

  • Mnpaul (808 posts)
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    All You Need To Know About Catalytic Converters Is They Shouldn't Exist

    Rich Cromwell over at the Federalist just exposed himself as an idiot when it comes to cars

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/16/need-know-catalytic-converters-shouldnt-exist

    Some lovely “facts” from his article:

    1. Catalytic converters became common in the 1970s in response to Environmental Protection Agency regulations, although they weren’t mandated until 2010
    2. The converter takes regular exhaust, mixes it with excess gasoline sent in by the fuel pump so it can burn, and burns it, thus eliminating most pollutants.
    3. For this discussion, we only need to know the basics about cylinders. Inside them are pistons, and those pistons pump oil into the crankshaft.
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  • leveymg (1840 posts)
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    1. The Lambda-Sond patented cat and O2 sensor saved the internal combustion engine

    Or at least extended its life for a half century.  Without it, the air in many American cities would be like Beijing. Even with it, China is moving to mandate electric taxis.

    I thought conservatives were generally car guys.  Not that one, apparently.

    • Mnpaul (808 posts)
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      2. That one sounds like a Libertarian

      they often come up with crap like this to justify their ideology.

      If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything - Hamilton