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Old 07-18-2009, 10:04 PM   #26
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hopefully it will work a lot better than their 2 piece designed spark plugs
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:14 PM   #27
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why don't they design a new engine, its long over due that they design something effiecent and powerful too.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:24 PM   #28
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no matter what happens, combustion engines can only have a maximum of ~21% (correct me if i'm wrong) efficiency.
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no matter what happens, combustion engines can only have a maximum of ~21% (correct me if i'm wrong) efficiency.
You're close.. steel engine blocks are thermodynamically limited to around 37% efficiency. But.. on average, once you throw all the emissions crap on there (EGR, air pump, etc) it is down around 20%... so that's where your ~21% comes in.

Look up a six-stroke engine... then you get into the 40% efficiency range. No cooling system required either!
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Ever played around with the laser out of a 16x rewritable dvd drive?
if he was talking about the AAA laser pointer, then no...it's just regular disco/clubbing green laser
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:48 AM   #31
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:36 AM   #32
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it would be smart of them to play on this tech development and hire mike meyers to do his dr evil character as a spokes person for their marketing compaign.
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Interesting idea. I wonder how much of a real world difference it will make? I also wonder how they'll get around carbon buildup fouling the lense? Maybe the lenser will be self cleaning in a sense if the beam can burn through the carbon.

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why don't they design a new engine, its long over due that they design something effiecent and powerful too.
You mean like the Ecoboost? http://www.ford.ca/app/fo/en/environ...es/ecoboost.do

Or a new engine technology altogether?
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Wowsers. Just when you thought the M3 sparkplug appeared to be at its limit using its own processor, this comes along.
Looks a like decent Sunday night read.
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umm...no, do you even own one? it doesn't burn shit
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