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  1. Thread: Lewis V Nico

    by Kim Luck
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    I reckon that the whole Mercedes 2014 effort...

    I reckon that the whole Mercedes 2014 effort could implode if the tensions between Nico and Lewis continue to rise unabated, handing a mature hard-driving Daniel Ricciardo the championship. That'd be...
  2. Thread: Fun in France

    by Kim Luck
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    I didn't know we already had one?

    I didn't know we already had one?
  3. Very little power comes out of an IC engine...

    Very little power comes out of an IC engine compared with what goes in fuel wise. Most energy is lost as heat whilst friction and auxilliary drives take care of a fair proportion as well. Around 30%...
  4. And another plus! The card doesn't wear a hole in...

    And another plus! The card doesn't wear a hole in your pocket and impale your software when you sit down......
  5. On the more upmeerkat models, you don't need a...

    On the more upmeerkat models, you don't need a key! Even I got used to the "slice"!
  6. And I thought balancing a coin on edge on the...

    And I thought balancing a coin on edge on the rocker cover was the way to tell if an engine ran smoothly.............:)
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    adverdupois

    adverdupois
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    Isopropyl Nitrate, anyone?

    Isopropyl Nitrate, anyone?
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    I don't think they can blame all their woes on...

    I don't think they can blame all their woes on the current engine supplier. They are now even slower after having to remove FRICS.
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    I think they're all coming on to the market...

    I think they're all coming on to the market because their current owners detect significantly increased interest among the cognoscenti. Being collectors items and all.....
  11. You should get out more......:wink2:

    You should get out more......:wink2:
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    On the Scenic 2L engine, it is advised to change...

    On the Scenic 2L engine, it is advised to change the timing belt more frequently if the car is operated in cold temperatures. How do you really know where your car has been? Are Pugs immune?
  13. Based on the last sentence of your reply I'm...

    Based on the last sentence of your reply I'm amazed you even bothered to respond.:wink2:

    The topic was high tech steel pistons, as I recall. Frederick Lanchester produced high tech stamped steel...
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    Melbourne's a big place.... (It's actually about...

    Melbourne's a big place.... (It's actually about 100km)
  15. T. Murray Jameison tuned an Austin 7 (750 cm3) to...

    T. Murray Jameison tuned an Austin 7 (750 cm3) to produce 90 kW @ 10,000 rpm in 1932, using a 40 psi supercharger. Double the engine size to 1.5 litre and the power output would approach 180 kW....
  16. I recommend a read of "Tuning for Speed" by Phil...

    I recommend a read of "Tuning for Speed" by Phil Irving. It goes into great detail regarding oil delivery to various engine components. I believe it can be found as a Tuning for Speed.pdf file...
  17. Mercedes Benz have obviously been trawling...

    Mercedes Benz have obviously been trawling through the inventions of the amazing Frederick Lanchester: Frederick W. Lanchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Free! Still using more than one word I see!

    Free! Still using more than one word I see!
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    I was thinking to myself that real boats have...

    I was thinking to myself that real boats have tinned copper wire all throughout. Why so? To prevent moisture from penetrating the wire, and degrading it's capacity I guess?

    The over-the-top Rolls...
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    The current driver/manufacturer relationship is...

    The current driver/manufacturer relationship is interesting. On the other hand, the unhappy drivers could all take Jack Brabham's route: design and build their own cars and take the F1 drivers...
  21. "that would be the same Informed Sources the ACCC...

    "that would be the same Informed Sources the ACCC has also been paying for data for some years and using it to display daily average price movements for fuel in our major cities. updated each...
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    That's not how the game is played, Jo! It's up to...

    That's not how the game is played, Jo! It's up to you to tell us what your problem with diesel engines is! Especially in nice cars like Lagunas....
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    Jo, you forgot: Aviation: Aircraft diesel...

    Jo, you forgot:

    Aviation: Aircraft diesel engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Le Mans: List of 24 Hours of Le Mans winners - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    :wink2:
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    They also happen to be fantastic in Koleos, too...

    They also happen to be fantastic in Koleos, too by the way.........................

    P.S: When you guys are stuffing around looking for 98 RON fuel I'll be quite happy to run my car on used fish...
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    If you and yer mate are so anti diesel I'm...

    If you and yer mate are so anti diesel I'm surprised that both of you don't boycott all goods carried by diesel trucks! Surely there can be no good diesels? They can't just be no good in cars?
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