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WHAT IS A CATALYTIC CONVERTER?
A CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS A DEVICE ON THE VEHICLE THAT CONTROLS
EMISSIONS THAT TURNS TOXIC GASSES, AND POLLUTANTS IN EXHAUST GAS
TO LESS TOXIC POLLUTANTS. CATALYTIC CONVERTERS ARE USED WITH
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES FUELED BY GASOLINE OR DIESEL ALSO
INCLUDING LEAN-BURN ENGINES. THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER OFTEN LAST FOR
A VERY LONG TIME (10 YEARS) BUT CAN BE DAMAGED BY CONTAMINANTS, CLOGS OR
OVERHEATING. CONTAMINANTS CAN BE SOURCED TO LEADED GAS, WHICH CAN POTENTIALLY
DESTROY THE CATALYST.
A CLOGGED CAT CAN MAKE THE CAR RUN VERY SLUGGISH AND NOT GO OVER A CERTAIN SPEED AS DIFFERENT FROM A BAD TRANSMISSION. BUT WE BUY THEM NO MATTER WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM AT JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN 512-7489-2177
Your exhaust produces harmful emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides that are damaging to the atmosphere if released into the air.
A catalytic converter substantially reduces the amount of harmful pollutants by taking these gases and converting them into water vapor and less harmful gases via a series of chemical reactions. All gas cars manufactured since the early 1990’s requires having a catalytic converter fitted to the exhaust.
The catalytic converter includes a core of ceramics spotted with pores that measure less than 1mm. The pores are coated with powdered catalysts that contain metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. Because the pores are close to the engine they heat up and the chemical structure of the exhaust gases passing though it changes so that harmful gases that cause smog are removed and converted into nitrogen and oxygen. Converters are so efficient that the difference in emission readings for cars with converters and those without are considerable. The good news is that catalytic converters are expected to have a good life, but still need to be checked periodically for internal and external damage.
Catalytic converter issues can lead to increased exhaust emissions and a decrease in engine performance. Most issues stem from temperature changes in the exhaust system. Excessive unburnt fuel in the exhaust can cause the catalyst to reach extremely high temperatures which can cause damage to the fine catalyst material. (An engine that is performing at peak efficiency will burn all the fuel in the combustion chamber during the combustion process. An engine that is not performing properly, that is not burning all the fuel, will allow unburned or excess fuel to enter the exhaust system. When this excess or unburned fuel contacts the hot core of the converter it will ignite.) As a result, the catalytic converter becomes less effective, less chemical conversions take place and the exhaust output contains more harmful gases.
Similarly, rapid cooling of the catalytic converter, such as by being submerged in water, can cause the internal honeycomb structure to break apart and obstruct the exit to the exhaust pipe. If the catalytic converter becomes plugged, engine efficiency will decrease noticeably.
There are ways to keep your CAT Clean, remember that having a CAT on your car is a necessity and is a violation of the Clean Air Act not to have one, even off roading.
Keep your CAT clean and your environment beautiful!
HYBRID BATTERY (IF YOURS IS NOT WORKING CALL THE JUNK CAR BUYER AUSTIN AT 512-789-2177
ALL HYBRID HONDA
A hybrid car battery is like any other battery except that
it is rechargeable and has enough juice to move a large heavy vehicle down the
road for a few feet or a few miles. The batteries in hybrid cars are
responsible for the better fuel economy but the chemical material that makes up
all car batteries, whether it's a conventional car or a hybrid, is typically
Is hybrid battery expensive? In sort yes it can range from 1,000 up to 6,000 for
a full hybrid battery replacement. Hybrids batteries have proven to be
extremely reliable though. Most hybrid car batteries are designed to last the lifetime of
the automobile. There are three major types of batteries that are considering for use in hybrid
cars: lead-acid, nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion By far, lead-acid is
considered the most toxic of the three, and on top of that it's also extremely
heavy. By undertaxing their batteries, hybrids
ensure longer life spans. Hybrids
come with software that purposely stops the battery from charging once it hits
about 80 percent of full capacity. Similarly, the battery will say it's empty
when it falls to about 20 percent. If hybrids do conk out early, most batteries
come with an eight-year or 100,000-mile warranty. You'll notice two things when it's time for a new power
pack: The engine will run almost constantly, even under light acceleration, and
your fuel economy will drop off significantly.
There are other ways to increase hybrid battery life: Coasting
to a stop; like braking, coasting generates the kinetic energy
that will charge your battery and extend its life, avoiding
jack rabbit starts. Stopping at an intersection usually shuts
down a hybrid's gas engine. As you move away from the intersection, a light
press on the accelerator will keep the vehicle in all-electric mode. Replacing
a hybrid car battery is a job that is best left to a professional.
WHAT IS A SLAVE CYLINDER?
A slave cylinder is a very important part of a clutch system in a manual transmission car. It can either be lengthened or shortened. This will push on another cylinder or changes the pressure of fluid from one place to another having an effect on a moving part like the breaks or clutch. Sometimes there’s a chain of cylinders working together all commanded by the first one at the beginning of the line which is called the master cylinder. While the clutch cylinder works the gears when it’s pressed is called the slave cylinder, there are many different types of slave cylinders found in different parts on the car but perform the same function. They can be found in the brake system, wheels and power steering system.
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Getting your car inspected yearly might seem like a hassle or inconvenient but the program is designed to keep you and others around you safe. Most cars will start experiencing small problems. If ignored for too long, these problems can all of a sudden cause the car to fail in disastrous ways. By getting your car inspected yearly, you can prevent these problems and keep your car safe. Otherwise, what would start off as a minor problem, can become expensive and even dangerous.
Another benefit to having your car inspected annually is that it helps the environment. In the state of Texas cars undergo an emissions test. This is designed to monitor the amount of pollution that gets released into the air from the exhaust. If it doesn’t pass this part of testing, you would have to figure out what the cause is and get it fixed. Let’s face it, we all like breathing clean air. Cutting down on pollution can also help prevent major health issues in the future. Cars release carbon monoxide into the air which can cause major respiratory issues such as asthma and other environmental issues as well. That’s why emissions testing is important to keep our world as clean as possible for the future.