Car buffs, help needed

Sandra Hermann jeepgirls2004 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 31 18:02:48 EDT 2009


The electronic throttle has been in the ram since at least 05 if I recall correctly.  I know for sure it was in the 06 and I think it was old then.  

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--- On Sat, 10/31/09, paul stenquist <pnstenquist at comcast.net> wrote:

> From: paul stenquist <pnstenquist at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: Car buffs, help needed
> To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at pdml.net>
> Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 12:22 AM
> Thanks Ken. Some good material.
> Paul
> On Oct 31, 2009, at 1:06 AM, Ken Waller wrote:
> 
> > Several items come to mind :
> > 
> > + Twin turbo engines, replacing normally aspirated
> engines of higher displacement, ala the Ford's Eco-boost
> engines - ie an Eco boost V 6 replacing a normally aspirated
> V 8, with almost constant Torque from say 2k rpm to
> redline.
> > 
> > + Stability control , where the brakes are utilized to
> control vehicle dynamics in a turn ie applying the inside
> rear wheel brake to help in an understeer in a turn
> situation.
> > 
> > + Electronic throttle where there is no mechanical
> linkage between the accelerator pedal and the throttle
> body.
> > 
> > + Electronic steering, where there is no hydraulic
> assist.
> > 
> > + 'Active speed control' (not sure of the exact name -
> after a few Bombay Sapphire gimlets), where the distance
> between you and the vehicle you're following is maintained,
> and if you approach the vehicle in front, the system applies
> the brakes.
> > 
> > I might be able to think of more in the morning [:+}
> > 
> > BTW ceramic brakes are offered on several Porsche
> models and they definitely last more than 200 miles.
> although the $8 to 10 K price premium is way too stiff IMO.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Kenneth Waller
> > http://www.tinyurl.com/272u2f
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "paul stenquist"
> <pnstenquist at comcast.net>
> > Subject: OT: Car buffs, help needed
> > 
> > 
> >> What's the latest gee-whiz technology in the auto
> biz. Looking for  topics that are unusual and somewhat
> obscure. For example the ceramic  brake disc is
> potentially a good topic, the hydrogen fuel cell 
> is  probably not. Any ideas will be greatly
> appreciated.
> >> 
> >> Paul
> > 
> > 
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