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      10-07-2005 01:04 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by JUSTINCASE1021 »
      to bump the thread to the top

      Modified by JUSTINCASE1021 at 11:35 AM 10-7-2005

      Also "bring up my post"
      Quote, originally posted by Air and water do mix »
      There is none. Audi was bought by VW to get the Mk 1 golf (and to a lesser extent, the K70). Sort of a canary swallowing a cat scenario. Until the Audi A3 came along, there was no crossover. I'm pretty sure about this, though there could be a model or two in Europe that I'm not familiar with. Anyone? Anyone??

      The only "crossovers" I know of are the B5 A4 / Passat and the K70.


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    2. 10-07-2005 01:11 PM #52
      If 2 cars are traveling on I-90 towards each other and 1 car is traveling at 65mph and the other at 75 mph, when will they pass each other supposing that they started 300 miles apart?
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    3. 10-07-2005 01:14 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by Air and water do mix »
      There is none. Audi was bought by VW to get the Mk 1 golf (and to a lesser extent, the K70). Sort of a canary swallowing a cat scenario. Until the Audi A3 came along, there was no crossover. I'm pretty sure about this, though there could be a model or two in Europe that I'm not familiar with. Anyone? Anyone??

      Huh?? So by "crossover" you mean shared the same chassis/platform, right? Ok, let me clarify. I'm not asking if there were any crossovers, but what are the chassis/body/model/whatever designations for the various Audi models. Are you saying there aren't any? So as in MkI and MkII for Volkswagen E36, E39, etc. for BMW ... such a system doesn't exist for Audi? No way.

    4. 10-07-2005 01:14 PM #54
      How does the automatic gear shift work?
      To clarify, I mean mechanically, how does it know when to shift into a different gear?


      Modified by BlueNDGold at 10:24 AM 10-7-2005

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      10-07-2005 01:18 PM #55
      Quote, originally posted by mister_g60 »
      So as in MkI and MkII for Volkswagen E36, E39, etc. for BMW ... such a system doesn't exist for Audi? No way.

      actually it's A1-5, B1-6 etc for VW not MK
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    6. 10-07-2005 01:21 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by jebglx »
      actually it's A1-5, B1-6 etc for VW not MK

      Right - it's just mildly confusing/annoying at times when you say A3 and A4 because of Audi.

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      10-07-2005 01:21 PM #57
      Why are import tuner exhausts so "farty" sounding, while euro tuner are deeper and burble-y.. (with the 4cyl. ones)??

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      10-07-2005 01:23 PM #58
      Why did Audi and VW change their grill to look so $hitty?
      I know the heritage behind the grill, but it looks like bunk.
      NOT GOOD LOOKING

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      Modified by Golgo-13 at 10:25 AM 10-7-2005

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      10-07-2005 01:25 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by mister_g60 »
      Right - it's just mildly confusing/annoying at times when you say A3 and A4 because of Audi.

      yes it is, isn't it
      just busting your bawls...
      damn audi...why couldn't they have stuck to numbers? oh yeah...
      what year & model of your car?
      it's an '89 90.
      what are you? some kinda wiseass?!?!?!

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    10. 10-07-2005 01:39 PM #60
      Quote, originally posted by AutobahnTDI »
      Jake brakes are only loud on trucks with modified exhaust systems.
      If you ever see a sign that says "no jake brakes" take a photo and send it to Jacobs. It's a copywrite infringement and they don't like their company getting a bad reputation.


      Wronge.
      There on just about any HD Truck engine 95+.
      Seriously, take the head off a Cummins ISX......Hey look! A Jake Brake!
      Some JBs come intergrated in the Feedback systems of recent BIg Diesles.
      It basically works on the fact its just another vavle. Driver hits switch, vavle opens in the head, on any Stroke on all cylinders and just dumps it all out the exhuast.
      Cutting power, making it easier to brake those big shats.

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      10-07-2005 01:48 PM #61
      How come when there are 4 stop signs at an intersection, I often see stop signs that say "All Way" right under them, yet when there are only 2 stop signs, I never see a "Caution: Cross Traffic has no Stop Sign" or something like that?
      Seems it would be a lot more useful to know that the other guys DON'T have stop signs.


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      10-07-2005 01:50 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by enriquejcu »
      here's one:
      Do they really need to post "No Passing" signs on roads with a double yellow center line?

      In Vermont yes, because passing on a double solid line is LEGAL as long as you are not in a "No Passing" zone. Knowing this comes in handy this time of year as the leaf-peepers are cruising around well below the speed limit.
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      10-07-2005 01:57 PM #63
      And another thing...
      Engine braking in a regular car: I heard here that you actually burn less gas when engine braking (even if your RPMs start at, say, 3500, and wind down) than you would if you just coast in neutral with the engine idling.
      True or false? Brief explanation, please?
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      10-07-2005 01:58 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by GTS2nd20l »
      Wronge.
      There on just about any HD Truck engine 95+.
      Seriously, take the head off a Cummins ISX......Hey look! A Jake Brake!

      Read what I wrote again. I meant that they are only obnoxiously loud on engines with modified exhaust systems. You will barely notice a functioning Jake on an engine with an unmodified exhaust.
      I know ISXs have Jakes. It's funny you should say that because I have taken the the head off an ISX plenty of times. I used to work in the plant that makes them

    15. 10-07-2005 01:59 PM #65
      Quote, originally posted by CheddaJetta »
      If 2 cars are traveling on I-90 towards each other and 1 car is traveling at 65mph and the other at 75 mph, when will they pass each other supposing that they started 300 miles apart?

      To solve this you have to calculate the combined speed of both vehicles. That's 130mph. Now, the question that you are asking is how long does it take to travel 300 miles at this speed. You know that it takes at least 2 hours since that will put you at mile 260.
      Now you have to calculate how many minutes it will take to go 40 miles at 130mph. First lets divide 130mph to figure out how fast that is per minute. 130/60=2.1667 miles per minute. Now divide the remaining 40 miles by the 2.16. 40/2.1667 = 18.46 minutes. So now we know that is' 2 hours, 18 minutes.
      Of course .46 minutes is under 30 seconds, but lets do the math anyway. There are 60 seconds in a minute, and you want to know how many is .46 of them. 60*.47=27.6
      So, the two cars will pass each other in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 27.6 seconds.

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    16. 10-07-2005 02:02 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by Golgo-13 »
      Why did Audi and VW change their grill to look so $hitty?
      I know the heritage behind the grill, but it looks like bunk.
      NOT GOOD LOOKING

      GOOD LOOKING


      Modified by Golgo-13 at 10:25 AM 10-7-2005

      I have been wondering this myself until today. Someone in the mk4 forum fabbed up a front mount intercooler set up using the core from a new GLI. The new intercooler is HUGE, like the size of a radiator. And from the looks of the venting, its to get air to the intercooler. But thats just my take on it. Plus i think vag wanted to make the cars look more like japanese cars that have all the ugly chrome on the front to attract more people away from nissan and honda.

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      10-07-2005 02:18 PM #67
      Quote, originally posted by BlueNDGold »
      How does the automatic gear shift work?
      To clarify, I mean mechanically, how does it know when to shift into a different gear?

      Modified by BlueNDGold at 10:24 AM 10-7-2005

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    18. 10-07-2005 02:27 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by enriquejcu »
      here's one:
      Do they really need to post "No Passing" signs on roads with a double yellow center line?


      those are probably for the SUV driving people who don't use their turn signals, they need all the help they can get. Maybe the can have someone coaching them on their cell phone they are on all the time.

    19. 10-07-2005 02:27 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by false_vapor »
      Wow. May be there's a geography lesson in order. Europe is several times bigger than GB. GB doesn't = europe same as USA doesn't = world. They don't even want to be considered as part of europe, but want to have EU capital.

      Yeah, yeah.........I decided somewhere down the lines that even a remote knowledge in geography wouldn't be paying my bills.....and I'm doing just fine now, thanks.........
      Figured if I made it vague enough, I'd be less exposed to any ball-busting.......guess not...... should have just said "them -vs- us".......

    20. 10-07-2005 02:34 PM #70
      Quote, originally posted by mister_g60 »
      Most places just say something to the extent of "Use of engine brakes prohibited." I've never seen them use the actual term "Jake Brake" on a road sign.

      there's one in a town about 22 minutes from here. I'll have to take a picture of it and send it in.

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      10-07-2005 02:35 PM #71
      Will double-clutching make your synchros last longer?
      Also, does putting the car in gear when parking cause wear on any transmission parts (bushings...or something...I'm ignint).
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      10-07-2005 02:38 PM #72
      Quote, originally posted by mister_g60 »
      Huh?? So by "crossover" you mean shared the same chassis/platform, right? Ok, let me clarify. I'm not asking if there were any crossovers, but what are the chassis/body/model/whatever designations for the various Audi models. Are you saying there aren't any? So as in MkI and MkII for Volkswagen E36, E39, etc. for BMW ... such a system doesn't exist for Audi? No way.

      Ah, gotcha. I didn't quite get the question. As far as Audi model designations, I'm not quite as up on them. They use the 'B' chassis much of the time. The Audi Fox was the same as the VW Dasher/B1 Passat. The Quantum/B2 Passat was the same as the Audi 80/90 (I think). As far as Audi's 100 series cars, I.E. 100 LS, 100, 5000... I'm not as sure. Were they 'C' Cars? I think they were, but...
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      10-07-2005 02:44 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by Big M »
      How come when there are 4 stop signs at an intersection, I often see stop signs that say "All Way" right under them, yet when there are only 2 stop signs, I never see a "Caution: Cross Traffic has no Stop Sign" or something like that?
      Seems it would be a lot more useful to know that the other guys DON'T have stop signs.

      I agree. In Germany, there's a sign called 'Priority Road' If your road has it, you don't have to stop. If your road doesn't have it, you're suppposed to stop. The nice thing is that if the sign is missing, you stop instead of cruising through the intersection. Of course, they use 'Stop' signs as well. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    24. 10-07-2005 02:50 PM #74
      Quote, originally posted by enriquejcu »
      here's one:
      Do they really need to post "No Passing" signs on roads with a double yellow center line?

      think about all the people on roads who you yell "idiot" to. thats why. A lot of drivers are just dumb.
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      10-07-2005 02:53 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by Big M »
      How come when there are 4 stop signs at an intersection, I often see stop signs that say "All Way" right under them, yet when there are only 2 stop signs, I never see a "Caution: Cross Traffic has no Stop Sign" or something like that?
      Seems it would be a lot more useful to know that the other guys DON'T have stop signs.

      Basically you should assume that its not an all way stop unless you see a sign indicating as such. Besides, its almost always obvious when its a two way stop, i.e. local street crossing major collector road.
      They do have a sign exactly as you described for unusual cases where it seems like there is an all way stop but there isn't (i.e. three out of four approaches have stop). Traffic from left does not stop, traffic from right does not stop, opposing vehicles do not stop. (I actually had to find such a sign so I could recommend it in a parking lot design).
      Quote, originally posted by Big M »
      And another thing...
      Engine braking in a regular car: I heard here that you actually burn less gas when engine braking (even if your RPMs start at, say, 3500, and wind down) than you would if you just coast in neutral with the engine idling.
      True or false? Brief explanation, please?

      It is true. When you are coasting in gear, the engine doesn't need fuel to keep spinning it, the car momentum does that. Therefore it would be a waste of fuel to send fuel to the injectors. People over at TDI Club tested this by driving the car with a laptop connected to the computer. Coasting in gear, the injection quantity was zero. I personally tested it by shutting off the car going down a long, straight, empty hill. Nothing changed when I shut it off or turned it back on. Sound stayed the same, deceleration rate stayed the same, etc.
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