2000 Concorde Life Expectancy

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by KC, May 23, 2004.

  1. Try cleaning your spectacles, then look again.
    Doesn't. In this context, "breathing" refers to the flow of air and
    crankcase gases through the crankcase and into the intake tract.
    See above.

    See above again.

    See above as many times as it takes for you to understand.

    I really don't see what's so hard about this. Didn't you once claim to be
    an engineer?

    Daniel J. Stern, May 26, 2004
  2. KC

    Matt Whiting Guest

    Ask any engine builder what it means to make an engine
    "breathe better" and I'll bet you a steak dinner than increasing the gas
    flow through the PCV system isn't mentioned. I not only claimed to be
    an engineer, I am one. What do you claim?

    Matt Whiting, May 27, 2004
  3. Perhaps, but we're not talking to engine builders about how to make
    engines breathe better. We're discussing dirty vs. clean crankcases.
    Context is everything.
    I claim to hope like hell you're not a mechanical engineer in the
    automotive field. You lack fundamental knowledge of systems that have
    existed for nearly half a century.

    Do I really have to mention that the PCV system is one type of what is
    broadly known as a "crankcase breather"?

    Daniel J. Stern, May 27, 2004
  4. KC

    Matt Whiting Guest

    The context was getting 2-3 MPG increase from a crankcase flush that was
    supposed to make the engine breath better, not make the crankcase
    breathe better. Increasing the airflow through the PCV system won't do

    OK, you have no real claim to competency.

    No, I'm well aware of that. We were talking making the engine breathe
    to dramatically increase fuel efficiency. That would only happen by
    increase induction or exhaust efficiency, not crankcase evacation
    efficiency. I really thought you were savvy enough to know that.

    Matt Whiting, May 27, 2004
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    Geoff Guest

    Well, any street engines coupled to a CVT transmission see a LOT of time at

    Mine sees 6000 RPM frequently, although most of its time is spent running
    slightly under 3000.

    Geoff, May 27, 2004
  6. That's what *started* the thread, but threads evolve. It's important to
    keep up.
    Apparently not:
    Daniel J. Stern, May 27, 2004
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    mic canic Guest

    after years of fixing what of engineers have done to things I CLAIM it
    takes 100 of them to come up with a ounce of brains
    mic canic, May 28, 2004
  8. KC

    Steve m... Guest

    I think you might be blaming the engineers for what is really a "bean
    counter" problem.

    Steve m...
    Steve m..., May 29, 2004
  9. KC

    Matt Whiting Guest

    If you followed micky canic here for long, you would know that he
    couldn't tell an engineer from an accountant.

    Matt Whiting, May 29, 2004
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