This reminds me of the time I looked up and found those old hippy wagon VW busses put out more pollution than your SUV. They have no cadilladic converters so they belch smoke.
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Oh for heavens sake please use a spell checker or maybe get some brains before you post messages here:
cadilladic converter? It's called a catalytic converter for cryin out loud!
I'm a naturalized american citizen and some of you folks who were born here make us conservatives look like freegin idiotic rednecks.
I don' need to convert no steenkin' Cadillacs.
Actually, it has nothing to do with catalytic converters. The classic VW engine is air-cooled, and because of that it is carbureted to run rich, so that not all of the gasoline is burned. This assists in the cooling of the engine in much the same way as perspiration cools your skin, but results in a very dirty exhaust. The amount of unburned gas would overwhelm a catalytic converter in no time. The rich mixture is required if you want your VW engine to last very long at all.