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Old 09-19-2017, 11:25 PM   #2171 (permalink)
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:09 PM   #2172 (permalink)
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:11 PM   #2173 (permalink)
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It hurts to have to idle the engine, even though the reason it's idling is to check & set the timing to make it more efficient!
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:29 PM   #2174 (permalink)
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It hurts to have to idle the engine, even though the reason it's idling is to check & set the timing to make it more efficient!
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:33 PM   #2175 (permalink)
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I'm sure you're not!

And I kept putting off doing the timing becuase I refused to idle the car to warm it up prior to the task. I waited until I had to drive it somewhere first & had time afterward.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:24 PM   #2176 (permalink)
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Ahaha. But given that an idling four cylinder uses a litre an hour at worst (my SOHC, non-vvt, batch injection 4 litre six used 1.6l/hr at idle), how much fuel did you lose on subsequent drives while the engine ran inefficiently?

Now you both need to do calculus before setting your timing.

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Old 09-20-2017, 11:42 PM   #2178 (permalink)
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Ha! Happened to me last week. And in both our cases, was likely a diesel Smart. No small feat to overtake with one of those!
On one long trip, my co-driver mentioned how he was often irritated, especially at night, by semi-trailer drivers who would charge right up behind him and then brake. I explained that they could only pass by spending a mile gaining speed, and then looking at traffic for a go/nogo. I don't always need a mile, but that's been my usual procedure too. There's some really sloppy fast drivers out there.

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Now you both need to do calculus before setting your timing.
I don't put these jobs off. It just galls me to run the engine when I am not going anywhere. I even stick the car in gear, check it is clear to pull out, then start the engine, so that I can lift the clutch as soon as it fires up!
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That's not what everyone does? Let the damn thing warm up while I'm rolling through the parking lot.

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