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      10-07-2005 11:51 AM #36
      Quote, originally posted by nourdmrolnmt1 »

      is that that difficult???

      no Hazardous Chemicals.

      typically on a highway that goes through a city they will have this, the HC is in green IIRC

      oooohhhh...i guess there isn't a national term like HAZMAT

      no helicopters

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    2. 10-07-2005 11:52 AM #37
      What does "JDM" stand for? i have been reading forums and such for years and I always wondered but I was too lazy to investigate. I have deduced that it must be "Japanese" something or another.


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      10-07-2005 11:54 AM #38
      Quote, originally posted by LhW »
      What does "JDM" stand for? i have been reading forums and such for years and I always wondered but I was too lazy to investigate. I have deduced that it must be "Japanese" something or another.

      Japenese Domestic Market


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      10-07-2005 11:54 AM #39
      JDM= Japanese Domestic Market

      *i only found out a couple of years ago right here on the tex

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      10-07-2005 11:56 AM #40
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      10-07-2005 12:02 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by JUSTINCASE1021 »
      why were some 2002 golfs called the "337" ???

      337 was the internal project code VW used for the MKI. the 2002/03 model was the anniversary edition of the GTI in NA, thus the 337 designation.

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      10-07-2005 12:04 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by thesteve »
      I could use a history lesson......
      Why do we have steering wheels on the left hand side/Europe, etc. has it on the right......(who decided to differ and for what reason)........

      England has them on the right. Europe has them on the left.

      The English Army had their horsement pass people on the left side of the road so that thier sword-hand was free (just incase). Napolean (so the story goes) didn't like to do anything the way that the British did, so he changed it.

      The US probably would have been right-hand drive, but the Model T wouldn't work with rhd, so Henry Ford made it left hand drive. Since the 'T' was the standard for the U.S., everyone else adopted lhd!

      Ta-Da!

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      10-07-2005 12:37 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by Air and water do mix »

      England has them on the right. Europe has them on the left.

      The English Army had their horsement pass people on the left side of the road so that thier sword-hand was free (just incase). Napolean (so the story goes) didn't like to do anything the way that the British did, so he changed it.

      The US probably would have been right-hand drive, but the Model T wouldn't work with rhd, so Henry Ford made it left hand drive. Since the 'T' was the standard for the U.S., everyone else adopted lhd!

      Ta-Da!

      *These are stories as I have heard them and I take no responsibility for their accuracy!

      and to add to this: Places throughout the world with British influence at one point or another will most likely have right hand drive cars, while the other places will have LHD. Not sure how Japan got their RHD standards though...


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      10-07-2005 12:48 PM #44

      "Why would you buy a pickup and then put one of those cap things over the back end? Don't you just end up with a really ugly station wagon?"

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      10-07-2005 12:52 PM #45
      Quote, originally posted by atomicalex »
      "Why would you buy a pickup and then put one of those cap things over the back end? Don't you just end up with a really ugly station wagon?"

      No, you end-up with a station wagon that's hard to park, gets terrible mileage and is almost impossible to see out of!

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    11. 10-07-2005 12:52 PM #46
      What are the MkI, MkII, MkII, etc. equivilents for Audis? Here, I'll list the ones I can think of so you can just fill in the blank.

      UR-Q
      4000
      5000
      100
      200
      V8Q
      Coupe Q
      A4 (first and second gen)
      A6 (first, second and third gen)
      A8 (ditto)

      This has been bothering me for some time now.


    12. 10-07-2005 12:58 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by Air and water do mix »

      England has them on the right. Europe has them on the left.

      The English Army had their horsement pass people on the left side .........

      Ta-Da!

      That's actually a much more interesting answer than I was anticipating........I figured it involved a pissing contest somewhere down the line though......


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      10-07-2005 12:58 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by mister_g60 »
      What are the MkI, MkII, MkII, etc. equivilents for Audis? Here, I'll list the ones I can think of so you can just fill in the blank.

      UR-Q
      4000
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      V8Q
      Coupe Q
      A4 (first and second gen)
      A6 (first, second and third gen)
      A8 (ditto)

      This has been bothering me for some time now.

      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??

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      10-07-2005 12:59 PM #49
      How does BMW decide their model designation numbers? E30...etc?

    15. 10-07-2005 01:03 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by thesteve »
      I could use a history lesson......

      Why do we have steering wheels on the left hand side/Europe, etc. has it on the right......(who decided to differ and for what reason)........

      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.


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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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    17. 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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    18. 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.


    19. 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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    21. 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)??

    23. 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.

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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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    25. 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


    30. 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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    31. 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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    33. 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.


    34. 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".......


    35. 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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