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    Quote Originally Posted by gnashings
    A catalytic converter is a piece of metal core which heats up to an extreme temperature in order to help in burning the polutants that may have escaped combustion in the actual combustion chamber.
    Almost - catalytic converter uses a ceramic substrate for the catalyst, which is a metal, usually platinum, rhodium, and/or palladium. The bulk of the converter is the ceramic, as it takes a small amount of the catalyst to do the job of promoting complete combustion of the engine exhaust.

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    I've bump-started many cars with catalytic converters and I don't believe there has been any adverse affects from it. I find they end up falling apart from the mechanical vibration before the catalyst gets killed.

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    9621 views...This is obviously making the rounds of the internet.

    Still laughing my butt off...Well, at least the seller isn't out much money.

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    I'm probably the only one old enough to remember, but you could push start the early powerglide automatics. Just had to get them over 35mph.

    What ever happened to chrome bumpers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebarger
    Just had to get them over 35mph.
    I did that in a 1963 Studebaker Avanti (a supercharged one) in about 1983. It took a hell of a lot of pushing to get that fast! - Oh wait, I used a hill, anyway, it worked.

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    Kent,

    "9621 views..."

    I actually expected more views.. Thats nothing in comparison with Cardinal Ratzinger´s VW Golf - IIRC it had 5million hits before selling on ebay.de. <g>

    "This is obviously making the rounds of the internet."

    It does. I saw it at three usenet newsgroups and three other fori.
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    I'm not an engineer, but I think that push-starting a car that has a HOT catalyst (was recently running) IS dangerous for the catalyst (the unbubrnt fuel can damage it). If it's cold, (in the morning, before prior use), then it's probably OK. I guess most people have to push start cars that have been out of use for a while, so accidents rarely happen.

    Stick shift cars are the real ones, indeed...

    This is truly out of topic, and it's my fault... Sorry.

    Roman, you're a hell of an intellectual !!! "FORI" ???? Wow !!! Now when I order two "Cappucini" or speak of the Beethoven "Piano Concerti" I like I won't feel so snob, after all...

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    Actually, the Latin plural of "forum" would be "fora". The neuter nominative ending "um" becomes "a" in the plural. The masculine nominative ending "us" becomes "i".

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    Showing the contents of photo paper must be the new way things are done.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...516168832&rd=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    Showing the contents of photo paper must be the new way things are done.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...516168832&rd=1
    What a crying waste of [font=Arial]post cards [/font]

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