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I'm just a hobbyist programmer working on an Computer Engineering degree. Programming is fun, but engineering is where my heart is at.


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comment Engine Size and Fuel Consumption
The 1.3 L number is the volume of the cylinder, not necessarily how much fuel is being burned. So basically, you could fit 1.3 Liters of fluid in the cylinder.
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answered What is this tank for ?
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comment How do I unstick my tailgate?
That one I'm not so sure on. You probably will have to take the bedliner off, although it might be possible to remove a panel on the tailgate. Alternatively, you might be able to use a screwdrive or chisel or something to unlatch the latch and get the tailgate down for now.
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answered How do I unstick my tailgate?
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comment Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission?
Care to elaborate on why?
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comment Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission?
See: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/678/… it really isn't more fuel efficient than engine-braking.
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comment Least wear-and-tear, most fuel efficient method of coasting in a manual transmission car?
I agree with yhw42. This is a question that deepens one's understanding of the inner-workings of a car; that's something that any diy auto enthusiast would be interested in. It may be posed as part of a driving question, but in the end I think it's useful.
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comment how can I measure the amount of fuel injected into a diesel engine in real time in a purely mechanic pre-OBD vehicle?
Was the alternator disconnected also? (Or, is there even an alternator?) You might be right about the in between state, so you would just have to tune your sensor(be it electrical or mechanical) to figure out the variation in signal to flow rate relationship and the idea still applies.
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answered how can I measure the amount of fuel injected into a diesel engine in real time in a purely mechanic pre-OBD vehicle?
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answered How to convert a gasoline powered vehicle to all electric.
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comment Static vs. Effective compression: Why does higher effective compression not require higher octane gas?
+1 This is exactly what I was looking for, thanks! That explains a lot.
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comment Static vs. Effective compression: Why does higher effective compression not require higher octane gas?
I might be answering my own question here, but a thought just occurred to me. Would this be because most turbocharged setups use some sort of intercooler, lowering the intake charge temperature?
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asked Static vs. Effective compression: Why does higher effective compression not require higher octane gas?