Do you know where people with cars always get the concept that the cars they own are installed with something that they do not really need? This idea is because of the many forums you can see in the internet that are full of inexperienced car mechanics that are continuing the concept that auto tuners have more knowledge about cars compared to those environmental experts and car makers. There has been a confusion on what really is the purpose of the secondary air injection system of a car with these so called amateur racers and car tuners.
It does not matter from what car marketing expert you get the idea but usually the engine of a car could not run with 100 percent efficiency. A small amount of hydrocarbons or unburned fuel will not be converted into engine power when the process of combustion takes place inside the primary air or in the induction chamber of your car that is why your engine will never have a performance with a 100 percent efficiency. These unburned fuel or hydrocarbons will be flushed out of the car through the exhaust system like any other unnecessary gases. It is very important that these unburned fuel of hydrocarbons are burned inside your car’s engine because these are the elements of a fuel that will create power and at the same time they are used to measure and determine the level of emission of your car. These hydrocarbons or unburned fuel will only be wasted unless there is a possibility that these very small amount of compounds of valuable fossil fuel find in the exhaust will be injected back into the engine of the car for another chance for it to be a good contribution to the performance of your car’s engine. They will only contribute to the pollution of the environment if these hydrocarbons or unburned fuel are just getting wasted. Even if burning those hydrocarbons or unburned fuel will not have any contribution to the overall performance to the car’s engine, it is still less harmful to the environment than fuel that is not burned.
So basically the main purpose of the secondary air injection system is to clean up those hydrocarbons or unburned fuel inside the engine of your car. You should be aware that you will be needing pressurized air in order to burn fuel inside the engine of your car, but during the process of removing these fuel from the engine of your car, it will be surrounded by mainly gas. In order to help in burning and intercepting the unburned fuels or hydrocarbons, an air injection smog pump will propel air straight into the exhaust system of your car.