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Sorry, I would expect a better air pump with what I was pondering. One that would last.
IIRC, some cars came with airpumps that ran full time, before cats were introduced.
Perhaps some cat-friendly type solvent (Seafoam?) could be blasted through the passages from the pump back every 20k miles? Something that carbon would be soluble in, etc...
Also, yeah, air injection was popular back in the mid-70's before we had 3-way cats. It was one of the first things to go on my '76 Capri as the pump was a huge parasitic drag on the motor.
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Last edited by CSBM5; 12th November 2008 at 07:23 PM.