Re: The Bosch ME-Motronic System, Part 1. Now we
are talking business! I'm driving in a Fiat Punto 1,2 16v with the N/A version
of the Bosch ME 7.1 (called the ME 7.3H4) which in most components and function
looks like the 7.1. I've retrofitted a turbocharger which the 7.3 accepts fine
with a few minor points. I will read the upcoming Part 2 of your article
with pleasure, as I think that I can convert the 7.3 to a 7.1 to fit a
real turbocharged accepted engine management. I'm using 4 extra injectors
added to the intake manifold together with the 100% original management and
injectors for extra fuel, but would like to teach the original management to
work with forged induction. Thanks for a great Part 1 of your
Anders Damkjaer Moeller
I had to write and
congratulate you and your team on Autospeed. I've been a subscriber for a few
years now and always enjoyed the content. I love it that there is a new article
to read everyday. I don’t mind the reruns if it means Autospeed carries
on. What print magazine can compete with that? Here in NZ we have a great
print magazine called The Shed that you will find interesting. If you haven't
already heard about it check out their website www.theshedmag.co.nz It's a
good read and will appeal to many Autospeed readers. Shame it's only bimonthly!
Cheers and keep up the good work.
RE: the new layout and
As a reader who has purchased all of the articles up
until now (barring one month maybe), i will say that yes i prefferred it in the
past. Im a fan of modified feature cars, new car tests, and performance
modifications on "less common" cars. Not a fan of the republishing (but fair
enough if thats the way you guys want to run it), i'd personally have
thought if people wanted to see the articles would have purchased the old
articles. It doesnt bother me, as im not paying for them again, but the
replacement of new content is my main concern. I can see how readers would feel
they are getting less for their subscription.
I may elect to start buying
an article at a time, rather than keep an active subscription, simply as a lot
of the articles dont interest me (ie human powered vehicle).
As for only
a minimal group of manufacturers to choose from for new car reviews, of course
we'd love more, but any reviews are better than none. Maybe also look into
autospeed readers lending cars to you guys for a day, or 2nd hand car
dealerships (with no affilation to the overbearing
Got It Wrong
Just a quick email to say i think you've got a
couple of the paragraphs in the 997 story in the wrong order. You start
talking about the handling then stop and then start again. Oh and in regards to
the "new" autospeed is it only technical features that will now be locked to
As has been the case for many years, a variety
of articles are member-only.
Where it’s Made
Thanks for your review on the 2006 Honda
Civic. I must say that I'm considering purchasing the Honda Civic or the newly
released 2007 Toyota Corolla Sedan/Hatchback. The only stumbling block to the
Honda Civic is the fact that it's made in Thailand. I personnaly haven't any
issues with the country of manufacture but will this affect the resale value
down the years? Any advice will be welcome.
We doubt anyone cares.
Re: Damper Dyno. Great article and really
relevant for people modifying cars as well as simply keeping their daily driver
in good shape. I happened to buy a set of cheap coilovers (no brand to be
mentioned here) with a great reputation and decided to have them dyno'd
before they went on the car. As it was, their rebound damping ranged from
4000-5000nm - not exactly a recipe for a comfortable ride - perfect
I'm sure for drifting but jiggly and uncontrolled on the road. The dyno
operator reported he'd only ever seen these sorts of numbers on truck
dampers - where they were dealing with 5 tonne loads! As such, I sold the
coilovers and went with some better renowned dampers and separate springs - and
am very happy I did! Lesson is, until you've seen the dyno printout, or you've
paid to fit the dampers to you car, you don't really know what they'll be
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