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Apr
22
comment Software solutions to lighter flywheel issues
@jedd.ahyoung: Best double entendre I've yet seen on M.SE!
Apr
22
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Apr
21
comment Software solutions to lighter flywheel issues
I'm not so sure that the engine would need to idle at a higher RPM. The computer could keep the idle lower, and when a stall-suspected speed is detected (say, below 600 RPM) then the computer could open the throttle slightly. That is the whole crux of this question.
Apr
21
comment What are the benefits of a lightweight flywheel and why aren't they lightweight already?
@J... This guy was super meticulous, I doubt that he was pushing the limits on the street. So I do see what you mean.
Apr
21
asked Software solutions to lighter flywheel issues
Apr
21
comment What are the benefits of a lightweight flywheel and why aren't they lightweight already?
@CortAmmon: I've heard a dragstrip racer mention that as precisely the reason that he drives in instead of towing in. I wondered how the street tires vs strip tires would affect the familiarity he gets, but didn't think of that in time to ask him.
Feb
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Feb
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accepted How to test gas station air compressors before use?
Feb
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comment How to test gas station air compressors before use?
@HandyHowie: Post that as an answer! Simple, elegant, requires no special tools, works on all vehicles with no prior preparation.
Feb
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Jan
31
comment How to test gas station air compressors before use?
@Ben: In theory a double-sided valve stem between my pressure gauge and the compressor would work. In practice, it would be difficult to build one that would hold up to 30+ PSI plus a safety margin, and additionally it would be difficult to hold and use.
Jan
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asked How to test gas station air compressors before use?
Jan
27
comment Will having a radiator full of engine oil do damage to the motor?
If the cooling system was actually filled with oil then the small passages of the radiator would clog, and the water pump would churn the oil into froth. I believe that the OP meant that there is a non-negligeable amount of oil in the cooling system, not that the cooling system is completely filled with petroleum product.
Jan
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Jan
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Jan
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Jan
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answered Will having a radiator full of engine oil do damage to the motor?
Dec
30
comment Why do heavy vehicles almost always use diesel engines?
@Octopus: In fact the root of the word kerosene (i.e. jet fuel) is the Greek word for wax!
Dec
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Dec
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