Neutral: There are a great deal of concerns with battery electric cars, yes. And until the technology improves to a point of much, much higher power density and lower recharge times and a proven track record of safety and reducing the CO2 output required to simply mine and make the batteries, I’ll be sticking with… Read more
NO doesn’t kill you. In fact, your body requires it to stay healthy. NO2, on the other hand, not so healthy. The majority of NOx that is emitted from diesels is NO, not NO2. BUT, NO can cycle into being NO2 and ozone (the primary component of photochemical smog) in the presence of the right, stagnant weather pattern… Read more
I’ve made the distinction many times that NOx regulations are not in place for global warming, but another source has mentioned that NOx is 3x worse a global warming gas than CO2. But your original reply “what about NOx” was rather scant on details as to what you were getting at initially, so I went down a rabbit hole. Read more
Maybe I should re-write it to say they don’t regulate it AS an air-quality concern. The pollution/air quality regulations are separate from CO2 regulations.
Absolutely true. And, to be frank, internal combustion engines are not the greatest for stop and go duty cycles and short trips anyway. Electric is 100% the best solution for people in the city, unless you’re going to rely on charging it at home, in which case it’s not so convenient for many who live in apartments… Read more
Quote from the article from Union of Concerned Scientists:
“To compare the climate-changing emissions from electric vehicles to gasoline-powered cars, we analyzed all the emissions from fueling and driving both types of vehicles. For a gasoline car, that means looking at emissions from extracting crude oil from the… Read more
VB can’t lose with a beard like that!
Nothing super new here. I saw the results of the same basic study a number of year ago, it is cool to note which parts of the grid have actually greatly improved since the last time I saw a similar data set from the same group. Pretty sure the first map I saw of this kind from this study was 3-4 years ago. The…
I’ve had great success with Time-Serts. Even the drill bit included in the kit has a square drive (like a tap) and is intended to be used by hand. So you don’t have to fit a drill into a tight space either. Get a 12 point socket that fits and a quarter drive or 3/8s ratchet that fits that socket and voila, low profile… Read more
Pretty fascinating and somehow not entirely unexpected.
I had been assuming that a German automaker, especially one with a sporting background, will take the time R&D their cars to ensure it can handle wide open throttle for extended time periods (because it’s conceivable owners might actually use them that way on some… Read more
It’s recognizable as being Haas, that’s all they really care about. Doesn’t need to be anything fancy or over the top. Just needs to get the point across that it’s the same Haas that makes fancy CNC machines and the like.
“Throw my hands up in disgust.” Really, Brad? Really...? It affected you that much?
I don’t think the hybrid V6 is a bad thing, unless they are going full M-B and trying to make their tiny 1.6L F1 engine useable on the streets.
F1 engines are usually effectively seized at normal ambient temperatures. You have to pump pre-warmed oil and coolant through them to even be able to start them. Doesn’t sound… Read more
Yes, with water cooling, 4 cylinders, a stout bottom end, direct injection and a LOT of turbo boost.
Maybe we should see what a new M133 long block costs vs. this Harley 131...
There are water cooled, normally aspirated 2.0L engines that not that long ago didn’t make that much power in cars. I was just pointing out that… Read more
That’s technically a 2.2L engine... bigger than many econoboxes.
131.3 CID = 2151.6 cc, which can be rounded to 2.2L.
Initially I was going to say “just shy of 2.2L” when I ran the calculation with 131 CID... but then I did the math with the bore and stroke and came up with 131.3 CID actual :P
For only 2 cylinders and… Read more