Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 22:46:39 GMT
From: Bob <uctraingDESPAMnopsamanet.com>
Subject: Re: water puddle


On Fri, 05 Jul 2002 18:41:18 GMT, amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk (Andrew Stephenson) wrote: > ><lecture> As you surely know, petrol comprises mostly carbon and >hydrogen. The carbon burns in air to form its oxides (di-/mon-), >which are gaseous at normal temperatures. The hydrogen is going >to form its oxide, water. Watch the exhaust of any ICE vehicle >and you may well see water dripping from the exhaust. </lecture> <humor> But, if your oxygen sensor isn't working correctly, too little oxygen will be in the exhaust stream and H3O (heavy water) will be formed instead of H20. The weight of the heavy water will slow your car down appreciably. This is why you should make sure that your oxygen sensor is in top shape at all times. </humor> Bob

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