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RE: Audi TDI

The TDIs are very nifty engines - torque on the 110hp 1.9 I drove in a
Passat was amazing. Too bad the average American doesn't "get it".
Probably scared by the Detroit diesels of some years back.

I know what those NIXIE displays are now. Used to play with them in
electronics class...

Thanks muchly.
- peter
  peterhe@microsoft.com - http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/1001
  91 200qw
  94 acura legend gs
  issaquah, wa, usa

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	steveb@falcon.kla.com [SMTP:steveb@falcon.kla.com]
>Sent:	Thursday, November 21, 1996 11:33 AM
>To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject:	RE: Audi TDI
>> I hadn't heard about a 2.5 TDI - how much power and torque does it
>> deliver (and where)?
>... don't happen to have the specs, but I did overhear someone saying that
>Audi has postponed the introduction of the diesels in the US and is not 
>taking orders due to a lack of interest here.
>> Also, what are NIXIE displays?
>OH ... I KNOW ... I KNOW! ... let's see if I can be the first to reply  :)
>Nixie (R) displays are neon gas-discharge displays that were used for 
>digital/alphanumeric displays up until the advent of the LED.  There 
>were 10 electrodes in the display shaped like the digits 0-9 ... by 
>applying a voltage to the proper electrode you would get a numeric 
>display.  The thing that was really cool about them was that you got 
>very nicely formed digits ... the downsides were related to the fact
>that the different electrodes were stacked in such a way that the 
>electrodes in the back were partially occluded by the ones in front, 
>and as the digits were changed the values would move toward and away 
>from the viewer.  They made a lot of sense in the vacuum tube logic 
>days, but didn't fit in well with the lower voltages of semiconductor
>I've probably still got some lying around somewhere if you want to 
>see one ...
>Steve Buchholz
>San Jose, CA (USA)