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Old July 1st, 2017, 17:57   #76
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Well that explains it!
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Old July 1st, 2017, 20:22   #77
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Everything comes from China anymore so nothing is forward or backward compatible.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 23:05   #78
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Everything comes from China anymore so nothing is forward or backward compatible.
And you have to use Chinese air with Chinese tires, otherwise you void the warranty. Oddly, it seems American air is compatible with European tires, but not the other way around.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 06:22   #79
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I've actually found that the air from China, Maine (my hometown)works acceptably well in Chinese tires. It does help to have a Chinese compressor though. I recommend inflating to 1776 torr when using Chinese tires.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 07:06   #80
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Back on topic. Modern blinker fluids all have a weight penalty. You can use the old British racing standard to lighten your car and thus increase horsepower to weight ratio.

The British systems even today use smoke instead of fluid. it is much lighter and faster acting than fluid based systems. Leakage can be an issue with the lighter consistency of smoke so you may have to replace the seals with proper leather ones.

I believe the chinese have come up with a simulated real leather imitation that is an exact color match to the original.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 07:10   #81
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I believe the chinese have come up with a simulated real leather imitation that is an exact color match to the original.
So would a simulated real leather imitation be an imitation of an imitation?
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Yes that is the Chinese standard. Sometimes for good measure they go one imitation further in copying.

Got to admit though, color match is usually very good.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 11:27   #83
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Yes that is the Chinese standard. Sometimes for good measure they go one imitation further in copying.

Got to admit though, color match is usually very good.
Speaking of which, I heard KaleCo blinker fluid is now made in China. Can anyone confirm?
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Old July 15th, 2017, 05:17   #84
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Oh. I hope not. That would be a blow to enviros like me. If I remember correctly, the kale part of their name came from the using natural kale derivatives.

Synthetic stuff is desirable to many people but I prefer organic and simple. I can't get myself to use synthetic oil on my common rail even for fear of cancer risk. I stick with straight 30 weight non-detergent oil there.

I realize my cancer risk is small not living in California but, you can't be too careful anymore.
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