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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Smart cars
Posted by: Chris Bell
Date/Time: 04/04/11 14:10:00

Many people only do short journeys, which means that the engine is still warming up and the catalytic converter needs even more excess fuel to get it hot and reduce catalyst poisoning. Modern cars quote low fuel consumption, but only once they have warmed up. Germany was the prime mover in getting the EU to specify catalytic converters because they had a monopoly. My car was built before catalytic converters and the engine was designed to be clean and efficient without one.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Smart cars03/04/11 02:01:00 Marie Anne OConnell
   Re:Smart cars03/04/11 08:46:00 Chris Bell
      Re:Re:Smart cars03/04/11 22:33:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:Smart cars04/04/11 14:10:00 Chris Bell
      Re:Re:Smart cars04/04/11 20:22:00 Marie Anne OConnell

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