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Understanding the Catalytic Converter on the new Nissan 370z Nismo for Sale

Understanding the Catalytic Converter on the new Nissan 370z Nismo for Sale
November 13, 2017 Perth City Nissan

Understanding the Catalytic Converter on the new Nissan 370z Nismo for Sale

The new Nissan 370z Nismo for sale is unarguably a sporty offering. However, many petrolheads are a little shy about revealing their lack of vehicle knowledge. While you may have familiarised yourself with the zero to 100km rate, you may not understand the vital role the catalytic converter plays on this fantastic new model.

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The Catalytic Converter Basics:

When it comes to the catalytic converter on the new Nissan 370z Nismo for sale, Perth drivers often overlook how vital it is. The catalytic converter or cat is actually one of the most integral components of the exhaust system. It is placed near to the engine and is needed to break down pollutants emitted from the exhaust. In simple terms, this little metal box cleans up your exhaust fumes. However, the science behind the cat is a bit more complicated.

Inside the cat are catalysts. These are chemicals that speed up chemical reaction processes. These catalysts breakdown the exhaust gases that are potentially harmful by separating their atoms.

There are two types of catalysts inside the cat; one is tasked with removing oxygen from nitrogen oxide using the process of reduction, while another uses oxidation to convert the carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The cat also turns unburned hydrocarbons into water and carbon dioxide. These processes ensure that there is less odour and smoke coming out of the exhaust.

The Importance of a Cat:

During the 1980s Australian authorities mandated new emissions laws and these regulations continue to be refined and revised to lessen the environmental impact of the vehicles on the roads. This is also one of the reasons why leaded fuel is no longer available here in Australia. Leaded fuel is not compatible with catalytic converters as it prevents catalysts from breaking down the exhaust gases.

Without a cat in your new Nissan 370z Nismo, your sporty vehicle would do more than look good; it would be contributing to air pollution and causing smog. All modern cars are now equipped with a cat, so you can imagine how terrible the pollution would be in our cities if they were no longer required. The Australian authorities have very strict emissions standards, so that even a sporty model like the 370z not only looks fantastic but has minimal impact on the environment.

If you would like to know more about the features offered on the new Nissan 370z Nismo for sale, Perth drivers should speak to us. Our sales team members are happy to answer any queries you may have about the new Nissan 370z Nismo, price offers and current spec. At Perth City Nissan, we also have a wide selection of models for sale including the Nissan 370z Nismo for sale, and we would be delighted to arrange your test drive.