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Today, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Fahrer

There are numerous manufacturers of nozzles ( OPW...

There are numerous manufacturers of nozzles ( OPW and Husky are common) and the nozzle brand fitted to any station may have to do with the supplier to the region or the gasoline brand of the station....
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07-08-2019, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Fahrer

Well, my chemical engineering degree and 40+...

Well, my chemical engineering degree and 40+ years in the engineering plastics world finally paid off! :) By the way, isopropanol is really bad for any unprotected amorphous ( transparent) plastic...
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07-08-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,781
Posted By Fahrer

One can find Isopropanol, denatured alcohol,...

One can find Isopropanol, denatured alcohol, methanol and other solvents in the paint section at a Home Depot or Lowes. These alcohols are generally sold in metal containers.

I would recommend...
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07-06-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

It was an impressive 41 second run. They found an...

It was an impressive 41 second run. They found an event where this car can compete. More impressive was the approximate 6 minute run at the Nurburgring. Still, after about 6 minutes the car "runs out...
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07-05-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,663
Posted By Fahrer

I believe the 919 used a typical hybrid system to...

I believe the 919 used a typical hybrid system to re-claim energy during braking. The V4 2.0L engine also was turbocharged ( I am not sure is a moor was used) but also had a turbine in the exhaust...
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07-05-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Fahrer

I believe that within the list of cars sold in...

I believe that within the list of cars sold in the US by the VW group, only a few Porsche models, perhaps a Lamborghini,and the VW Atlas are available with non-turbo engines. Asian brands have been...
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07-05-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,663
Posted By Fahrer

Turbo lag and threshold is often determined by...

Turbo lag and threshold is often determined by the mission of the vehicle. For example, a VW Golf with a 1.8 L engine is designed to provide good mid-range torque at minimal cost. The maximum 200...
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07-04-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

1. The CEO of Toyota would disagree with you. He...

1. The CEO of Toyota would disagree with you. He has stated that there needs to be two or three breakthroughs before there can be widespread use of EVs. Until then, EVs are expected to play a...
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07-03-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

Just make sure you are driving one that is...

Just make sure you are driving one that is covered by a warranty. The above video speaks volumes of failed batteries, drive systems and drive motors ( not to mention the poor build quality) that are...
Forum: 997 Forum
07-03-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

The point is that digital electronics are more...

The point is that digital electronics are more powerful than analog electronics but much less reliable. EVs will still have the reliability issues that gasoline powered cars have. Reliability is...
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07-03-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

This all sounds great if you have a very short...

This all sounds great if you have a very short commute or don't drive your car that much.
Forum: 997 Forum
07-02-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Fahrer

It is probably a faulty clutch pedal switch. The...

It is probably a faulty clutch pedal switch. The part is not expensive and it is probably a 3 out 10 difficulty level to replace. I have not experienced this myself yet but my understanding is that...
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07-02-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

Most problems with cars these days is related to...

Most problems with cars these days is related to electronics, whether engine controls, entertainment or safety systems. Electric vehicles will still have these issues. By the way,the "doomsday...
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07-01-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

I have been reading CR for about 45 years. I...

I have been reading CR for about 45 years. I have seen some questionable conclusions in the past. On example was a comparison of the 1975 VW Rabbit ( Golf) vs the AMC Pacer. One car, over time...
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07-01-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

Consumer Reports recommends the Porsche 911. ...

Consumer Reports recommends the Porsche 911. Teslas are not recommended primarily due to poor reliability and build quality.
Forum: 997 Forum
06-30-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,560
Posted By Fahrer

My 2008 has about 30K miles on it. I always...

My 2008 has about 30K miles on it. I always noticed a slight flat spot in the power curve in the range folks are describing. It was much improved when I replaced the engine air filter.
Forum: 997 Forum
06-28-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

Anyone with experience with lithium ion batteries...

Anyone with experience with lithium ion batteries knows that an old battery with an indicated 95% charge will drain more quickly to an indicated 30% charge level than a new battery will drain from...
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06-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Fahrer

I think the clamp that holds the battery down is...

I think the clamp that holds the battery down is bolted through a slot to accommodate different battery lengths. You should be able to slide it back and forth before tightening.
Forum: 997 Forum
06-26-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

No, Toyota is not the grandfather of the electric...

No, Toyota is not the grandfather of the electric car with the Prius. The Prius in not an electric car. It is a gasoline powered car that can recover some of the kinetic energy produced by the...
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06-25-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

The Nuerburgring record is still held by the...

The Nuerburgring record is still held by the Porsche 919 Evo LMP1 but the Volkswagen I.D.R EV now holds the number two spot recently displacing the Porsche 956 in 1986 ( which is now number 3).
...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-23-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

Another issue folks need to deal with is...

Another issue folks need to deal with is diminishing range over time. An ICE car has basically the same range whether new or 10 years old with 200K miles. Each time a lipo battery gets recharged it...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-23-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

You do realize that the battle depicted in that...

You do realize that the battle depicted in that movie was based on the follow up attack by the Romans from their crushing defeat at the hands of German tribes in the Teutoborg forest? Rome never...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-22-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,358
Posted By Fahrer

There are limitations and issues (as well as the...

There are limitations and issues (as well as the advantages) with electric vehicles.

Here are a few ...

1. The cost to upgrade our vulnerable electric distribution will be significant.This must...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-10-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,636
Posted By Fahrer

Some folks believe appliances are designed to...

Some folks believe appliances are designed to wear our quickly vs those produce many years ago. This is simply not the case. The latest appliances are much more efficient and effective but the...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-03-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,283
Posted By Fahrer

I have a 2008 Carrera S with just over 30K miles....

I have a 2008 Carrera S with just over 30K miles. I use Mobil1 0W-40 as the car is serviced by a Porsche dealer. The oil is changed once per year which is about every 3-3.5K miles. My car consumes...
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