220.127.116.11. The Katalitichesky converter
The Katalitichesky converter is a reliable and simple device which does not demand maintenance service.
However, there are facts about which the owner of the car should know if wants that каталитический the converter regularly worked during all service life.
Do not use gasoline with the maintenance тетраэтилсвинца for car refuelling on which it is established каталитический the converter – lead will cover precious metals, having reduced their efficiency, and, in due course, and will put the converter out of action.
If the engine starts to pass ignition, do not operate the car (or operate as less as possible), yet do not eliminate a malfunction source.
Do not try to start the engine, pushing or towing the car, it will lead to hit in каталитический the converter of not burnt down fuel that will lead to its overheat after engine start.
Do not switch off ignition when the engine works with high speed, i.e. do not press an accelerator pedal at once before ignition deenergizing.
Do not use an additive to fuel or engine oil. They can contain the substances harmful for каталитического of the converter.
Do not operate the car if the engine burns oil so strongly that the blue smoke is visible.
Do not forget that каталитический the converter works at very heat. Therefore, do not stop the car in a high dry grass or on a heap of dry leaves after a long trip.
Do not forget that каталитический the converter is very fragile. Do not strike on it at car repairs.
In certain cases the exhaust pipe can leave a sulphur smell (similar to a smell of rotten eggs). This frequent phenomenon for new cars on which it is established каталитический the converter. After several thousand kilometres of run the smell should disappear.
The Katalitichesky converter on the car on which regular maintenance service was carried out and which correctly operated, should serve from 80 000 to 150 000 km of run. However, if before the expiration of this term, каталитический the converter loses efficiency, it is necessary to replace it.