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Re: Fuel economy
On Aug 2, 5:29pm, John Greenstreet wrote:
> Subject: Re: Fuel economy
> > From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Aug 2 16:58:36 1994
> > From: email@example.com (Zafer Mehmood )
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > On the topic of fuel economy, if you have an automatic expect significantly
> > lesser mileage than a 5 speed of the same model/year. If I'm not mistaken,
Yes, mine's an automatic (sigh .. but you can't really pick and
choose too much when you're buying a used car -- not that many
5-speeds around). And I'm pretty sure it's a 3-speed (it would
have a "3" position on the selector if it was 4-speed, right?).
> As I live close to work, shutting off the engine immediately at lights
> and traffic backups makes a tremendous difference.
I assume your car's normally aspirated .. me, I'm a religious
turbo-idler. Which brings up another question: I haven't seen
a single post relating to turbocharger problems in the past month
or so that I've been on the list -- are Audi turbochargers
The prospect of ever having to replace it is not inviting, especially
since I can't even get a good look at it! I remember replacing the
cartridge on a Volvo 740 turbo-diesel that I had, and that was
dead simple except for a couple of troublesome bolts.