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Re: Catalytic converter ¿yes or no? (archive)

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Posted by Sung-Tae Kim on May 14, 2001 at 19:42:01:

In Reply to: Catalytic converter ¿yes or no? posted by Ricardo Roel on May 14, 2001 at 18:37:01:

You better keep your catalytic converter.
Because there is back pressure due to converter and this does same job as EGR(Ehxaust Gas Recirculation Vlave). EGR decrease the internal engine temperature to reduce the NoX. But if you remove the conveter, the internal engine temperature will rise. And this harm your engine reliability. If you remove your converter, it will give you better performance at first stage. But the temperature would be higher than normal. So if you desperatly want to remove your converter, you have to remap the engine.

I live in mexico city, should i keep the converter or should i take it out, mexican law is really stupid, so let me tell you my car does not circulate yes i can not drive my car one day a week mine is wednesday yes like you read, is stupid like i say, all is because there are a lot of old cars that they contaminate the air to much, not until 93 all the cars in mexico had converters so my car is 1988 i can not drive one day, i can not say that has converter and injectors, in the verification of air pollution always pass with A+ like the 2001, but i could not drive like i said, my question is do i take out the converter there is no point to keep it, or is it i will gain more power, more torque,¿shoul i doet?.


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