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Old 04-26-2022, 11:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think he lives not too far from me
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His posts are still here but he's not. He and another long-time member engaged like counter-rotating spur gears -- lotsa sparks.

Julain Edgar' books, Youtube videos and [especially] Autospeed articles are an invaluable contribution; but it became apparent that he doesn't know how to behave in public. Well, a little backwater corner of the public.

'Northwest of Normal' was a slogan for the Eugene Celebration around the turn of the Century.

Watching to see how many posts are required now.

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Correction: thread closed permanently. Enough dead horse beating.

Also, Julian Edgar has been banned.

For a person who makes a living from communcation, there was a surprisingly large, persistent and counter-productive blind spot in his approach to participating in this forum.

That's not to say that he isn't right in many of the things he says. That's the irony!

And it's why us moderators have taken so long to come to this decision after more than a few discussions over a lengthy period.

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All the best in your future projects, Mr. Edgar. I have personally enjoyed, appreciated and learned from your work going back more than a decade.

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Old 04-27-2022, 12:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi Rooster.
Yes, the PSA group diesel.
Unfortunately mated to the Getrag DSG.
A six speed manual (stick shift) in this car would be brilliant.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get the choice.
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Ok, Julian banned!
Yep, forums and some personalities don’t go well together.
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There was one member, who may or may not have been named Old Mechanic, who left voluntarily and asked that all his contribution be deleted. ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/remove-my-membership-33722

All of J. Edgar's work is still here, and now things like throttle-stop testing is canon, and The Template is deprecated.
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Old 04-27-2022, 10:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Air flow around the rear is a major issue.
Drivers of the sedan version are commonly getting 10-15% better fuel consumption.
Something needs to be done about the flow on the sides of the car at the rear.
Full wheel spats with something behind to separate the flow would be good, but probably won’t be happening.
Looking for something like a small, self-adhesive gurney flap to clean up flow on the sides.
I will have to work on a picture to show this better.
G'day 65whitelion.
In regards to air separation edges at the rear corners, I'd try some adhesive weather strip (with a triangular section) as an inexpensive trial.
I've bought some at Bunnings in the past.
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Old 04-28-2022, 09:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Unfortunately mated to the Getrag DSG
Even a CVT could've been more reliable than that dry-clutch DSG. Wet-clutch DSGs were supposed to be more reliable, yet I won't hold my breath for it...
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Old 04-28-2022, 09:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have 180,000km (110,000miles) on the wet clutch.
No problems (touch wood).

A few guys on the Ford forums here in Oz have had issues, but it seems more related to input sensors than the gearbox itself. Cost of rectification is still exorbitant!
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Old 04-28-2022, 09:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I met a guy who owned a Mexican-made Fiesta with the dry-clutch DCT, and had the entire transmission replaced on warranty.

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