Re: [DML] Re: overnight running in garage
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Re: [DML] Re: overnight running in garage



David Teitelbaum wrote:

>You think CO2 is not poisonous? 
>

I know it's not poisonous - you and I breath it out every couple of 
seconds, it's emitted by plants during respiration, it's one of the 
building blocks of life. It's NOT a pollutant, despite what the 
environmentalists will have you believe. It is also not odourless in 
high concentrations (like the top of a freshly poured glass of fizzy 
drink, or a fire extinguisher). What you're talking about is simple lack 
of oxygen, not the effect of CO2 - and you would most likely wake up in 
that unlikely event.

Carbon monoxide is very, very poisonous and has the effect of replacing 
oxygen in the bloodstream, IIRC. A person inhaling it in their sleep 
will never know because it causes unconsciosness.

I'm not arguing against responsible use of CO alarms, but CO2 is not a 
dangerous gas, and a car equipped with a cat will emit only tiny amounts 
of CO. Try putting a CO meter up the exhaust of a DeLorean with a cat, 
and see how much it reads. I regularly work with de-catted DeLoreans and 
adjust the mixture using my CO meter, which should be 1% for a lambda 
equipped engine and 1.5-2% CO for a B28E metering equipped engine 
(popular over here for the added performance).

Martin



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