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    I think I just learned more about LiFe batteries than I have ever realized I needed to know. Thanks.
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread Thermal Barrier Coatings.
    "effective" is subjective conjecture. I need actual values for thermal co-efficient and preferrably some measurement data for piston...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread 1.2 TDI for Aircraft.
    Achates has had a 2.7 litre, 270 HP 3 cylinder running for several years - but in once again uber-porky automotive trim. Superior Air...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread 1.2 TDI for Aircraft.
    Well, I AM anti-Rotax - and anti-anything-else spark ignition. Have to cite them, though as they literally own the market for 80 and...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread 1.2 TDI for Aircraft.
    The old school drag guys (that's drag RACERS, not...well, you know) used to acid dip their bodies, not their engines (won't even go...
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    I use the commercial product in my Class 8s and trailers (VERY prone to flat spotting from brakes, the hard to keep balanced). No...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread 1.2 TDI for Aircraft.
    300 lb. with all accessories would be about right, but then you need a PSRU so add another bunch of weight thus why I mentioned 300 at...
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    I was just in the process of scraping up the parts to build a Type 4 engine (my first air cooled build in over 30 years!!!!!) and the...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread U.S. Comeback?.
    Not them, but you DID put your finger on the important point: it's all about the chemistry of the combustion process (not so much the...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread U.S. Comeback?.
    To drag this poor thread ever further off topic: you hit one of my pet peeves right smack on the head. NOTHING pees me off more than...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread U.S. Comeback?.
    Well, this thread took a sharp turn into the golf cart world! I certainly hope that the diesels we are seeing in light trucks will move...
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    My first diesel wasn't actually my car, as I was GM of the dealership. It arrived I think late summer '77 as a '78 model and thrilled...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread 1.2 TDI for Aircraft.
    Forgot to mention: since the current1.2 is a common rail engine, you will also need an ECU that will need to be reprogrammed radically...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread 1.2 TDI for Aircraft.
    And what I tried to explain is that there are more general aviation engines manufactured today in both spark ignition and compression...
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    Pat Dolan replied to the thread 1.2 TDI for Aircraft.
    To begin with, the largest volume aircraft engine manufacturer is Rotax, and all 4 cycle and the only current 2 cycle aircraft engines...
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