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Old 18 May 2006, 02:50   #21
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Originally Posted by Polwart
A friend/colleage of mine has one - and yes it is a lovely car - but it doesn't seem to behave the same as a normal flooded engine. It still wont start, either if its turned over for a long time or even if its left sitting for a couple of hours. The end result is that "Mazda Assistance" come out and it leaves on the back of a truck to have the ECU reset at the dealer. 11 times in 2 years! It may be a fault with her particular can but the dealer says thats not the case.
Yep the guy next door got a RX8 was going out, forgot mobile, stopped car 50yards from drive, gets mobile, back into car and no go…. The AA where at it for over 2 hours before it went off on flat bed to dealer.

Now has a Golf.

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Old 18 May 2006, 17:54   #22
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and Diesel aero engines


I read about this and Diesel aero engines some years ago, and I thought it was quite neat.
A supercharged diesel two stroke with two pistons per cylinder.
The germans used it in the Junkers Jumo in WW2.

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Old 20 May 2006, 02:20   #23
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Originally Posted by Nasher
Need to get a fresh MOT on mine before I can ride it and you can imagine how hard it is to get my bike MOT'd.


Not as hard as mine....
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Old 20 May 2006, 13:57   #24
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Only 26 moving parts? Out of 31? And that's good - is it?

And how do the two seperate 'bits' relate to the drive shaft? If they are moving at constantly different speeds, how does that work?

But if it DOES work, I'll have 2!!

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Old 25 May 2006, 14:08   #25
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I hear ones comein to the races, I'll let ya know how she dose.

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