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Old 08-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The air pump does one of 2 things.
#1, does nothing more than provide proof the government approved solution to pollution is dilution.
#2, it may prevent back fires, but on a properly maintained vehicle its not likely any way.

The air pump is just another accessory to turn, it doesn't do anything besides use more fuel. It makes emissions look cleaner by cheating, it blows air onto the exhaust, you would get the same effect by holding the emissions probe several inches away from the exhaust out let. Thats all its doing. It adds air to the exhaust to get tail pipe NOx down, even tho the vehicle produces the same amount of NOx with or with out it.
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