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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-29-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By beepbeep
This is VAG knowledge but is should apply to...

This is VAG knowledge but is should apply to Volvo as well: Generally, intake cams are continuously phased to broaden the torque curve. Exhaust phasing is mostly on-off affair for emission reasons,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-15-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 785
Posted By beepbeep
I was audiophile until: 1. I learned a lot...

I was audiophile until:

1. I learned a lot about electronic and theory of amplification

2. followed my uncle who was studio tech on his job and saw how music is actually recorded and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-15-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By beepbeep
Lucas CU14: best frigging stock EFI I ever worked...

Lucas CU14: best frigging stock EFI I ever worked with. Low ohm injectors, MAF that did not bottom out (compared to Bosch LH), never ever a signle issue.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-04-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By beepbeep
If vacuum hose leading to brake booster is chewed...

If vacuum hose leading to brake booster is chewed through, there will be vacuum leak and hard brake pedal feel
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-24-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By beepbeep
I believe only certain Aisins had issues? The...

I believe only certain Aisins had issues? The switch was some time around 05 I think.
My FIL has 02 with tranny that has been flaring on 2:nd to 3:rd shift for last 10 years...it hasn't got any...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-22-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By beepbeep
Yupp. It is amazingly clever but still needs low...

Yupp. It is amazingly clever but still needs low boost supplied by Roots SC to cover certain marginal areas of ignition map.

With fully variable geometrical compression ratio, HCCI would be the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-22-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By beepbeep
hmm, this would be perfect for HCCI engine....

hmm, this would be perfect for HCCI engine. Currently, Mazda needs to use low-boost supercharger and spark plug in order to keep combustion in line across whole range. With variable compression they...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-22-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By beepbeep
P.S. If you are in the hurry, you can try to poke...

P.S. If you are in the hurry, you can try to poke a borescope (one of those 20$ chinese ones will do) into shortest port in the header and inspect turbine. That way you do not need to remove the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-22-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By beepbeep
Frankly, I would just pop in a new valve, hone it...

Frankly, I would just pop in a new valve, hone it and re-fit with new head gasket. Also, pull the turbo and check turbine for damage/shaft play (that piece went somewhere).
Yes, those are original...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-12-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,497
Posted By beepbeep
Had a 93' Audi S4. Sold it two years ago. Not a...

Had a 93' Audi S4. Sold it two years ago. Not a rust spot on it. Hot dip galvanization made sure it would not rust. Lot's of other things leaked and broke, but rust was not the issue.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-11-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By beepbeep
As far as I read, it was actually built from...

As far as I read, it was actually built from scratch as diesel engine. Block was/is much sturdier than 351 gas engine but they missed two important things:

1. head bolts were too weak and too few...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-09-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,601
Posted By beepbeep
Imagine Golf (FWD, meh engine etc.) but shoddily...

Imagine Golf (FWD, meh engine etc.) but shoddily made from inferior parts. That's your Alfa...

It is a Chrysler of EU car manufacturers (wait, it IS Chrysler!)
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-24-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By beepbeep
Nice gun. I would also like to give a shout for...

Nice gun. I would also like to give a shout for our own Swedish Mauser CG m/96. IMHO a nicer and more "modern" interpretation of the theme (it came 1896). Also, 6.5mm round is quicker, flatter and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-24-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By beepbeep
I used soda blaster to remove paint from car for...

I used soda blaster to remove paint from car for touch-up. Soda is a mild abrasive and blasting with it is messy affair. Sand is much better (but usually needs a booth).

For cleaning up pavement,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-24-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By beepbeep
I slashed yearly power usage from 30MWh to 11 MWh...

I slashed yearly power usage from 30MWh to 11 MWh by converting from direct electrical to geothermal heating. Nowadays, 1/3 of bill is household electricity (ovens, TV's computers, lights) and 2/3's...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-24-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By beepbeep
Isn't tobbaco industry great? They sell pressed...

Isn't tobbaco industry great? They sell pressed tobbaco leaves that emit poisonous smoke when burned. And cost a lot. And market it so people convict themselves and others that inhaling this...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-24-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By beepbeep
As I suspected, it seems that it was switched...

As I suspected, it seems that it was switched phases. Lift way fairly new Doppelmayer design with lot's of interlocks.

It seems that electricity went down so they drove it off a generator with...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-21-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,493
Posted By beepbeep
I have both DSLR (Canon) and mirrorless m43...

I have both DSLR (Canon) and mirrorless m43 (Panasonic Lumix).

Last fall I sold off most of my heavy DSLR gear (50 f1.2, 70-200 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8) as it only collected dust.

Now I am...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-20-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,601
Posted By beepbeep
Let me put it like this: just whipping of intake...

Let me put it like this: just whipping of intake to media-blast the coke off the valves or any kind of ECU/fuel/sensor-related issue will cost more than cam belt or changing the oil.

Depreciated...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-20-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,601
Posted By beepbeep
BMW suspension components are equally or less...

BMW suspension components are equally or less durable as its VAG counterparts. Iif gearbox oil and timing belt equals "lot more maintenence" to you I am afraid you chose wrong kind of cars. Better...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-20-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,601
Posted By beepbeep
Oh, sorry. Missed it. 6s-speed wet clutch DSG is...

Oh, sorry. Missed it. 6s-speed wet clutch DSG is OK as long as every 60' km filter/oil service is done. It is less "sporty" than 1-series (being FWD) but there are plenty of tuning options.

DI...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-20-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,601
Posted By beepbeep
To say "Golf V" is rather broad. They come with...

To say "Golf V" is rather broad. They come with variety of different powertrains, equipment and reliability.

There is a huge chasm between manual 8-valve 2.slow caravan and 4WD DSG R32, for...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-18-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By beepbeep
weird. It seems to go backward at steady state....

weird. It seems to go backward at steady state. If you switch two phases on 3-phase motor, it will reverse rotation. Somebody must have done something really weird to make it happen.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-10-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,226
Posted By beepbeep
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True-believer_syndro...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True-believer_syndrome
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-20-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By beepbeep
Panasonic GH-line is very capable camera with...

Panasonic GH-line is very capable camera with good video features. GH4 is probably overkill for a beginner. I would get her Lumix FZ2500 to begin with.

Consumer-grade camcorders are dying breed...
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