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Automotive dictionary (encyklopedia)

Dictionary of terms and abbreviations for cars (automobiles), motorcycles (bikes),
bicycles, boats, engines, machines, machining and car fixing.

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Thermal reactor

[1] A high-volume thermally isolated chamber replacing the exhaust manifold and providing a place for high-temperature afterburning of exhaust pollutants. Found on all Mazda rotary engines and some piston engines (BMW for example) as well.
[2] A device installed in the exhaust manifold of some air injection systems to promote HC and CO oxidation by providing long exhaust gas residence times in a localized area.
[3] An emission control device that accepts raw exhaust gases from the engine and subjects them to extremely hi temperature to oxidize noxious emissions. Uses a specially designed exhaust manifold that uses heat and air to burn the unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust gases to reduce pollution

Five Most Common Myths About Auto Insurance

Myth 1: Red cars cost more to insure

If you believe the owners of red cars drive more aggressively and get more speeding tickets, this would make sense. But there’s no data to back this up.

Auto insurance companies usually offer a range of discounts. Here are some of the most popular ones to ask about: