MOT (by )

Well, the car passed its MOT, despite needing to have various bits of suspension-related mechanism replaced (nearside front MacPherson strut and rear wheel bearing), and a hole in the exhaust piping.

Although it seemed better at first, it's still a bit stuttery when started from cold. It no longer seems to stall when the brake is applied, so the general tuning and servicing probably helped a bit (carburettor adjustment?) - and I've found that running it for a minute or two when first started, then bringing it up to 4000RPM for a second or two, makes it then run smoothly. It also runs on a little after stopping; it's been suggested that these two things are both due to buildups of carbon in the cylinders.

So I'm considering finding some of that stuff you can put in that eats it all away, but I'm also mindful that the carbon layer may be compensating for two decades of cylinder/piston wear, so it might not be such a great idea...

Perhaps I should just replace the engine with an oil-fired Tesla turbine, with a Stirling engine to recover waste heat - both feeding generators, with electrical transmission to individual wheel motors via a compulsator energy reservoir for sudden acceleration, and to power the coaxial railgun.


  • By @ndy, Fri 10th Mar 2006 @ 4:43 pm

    Sounds like it runs like my card used to...

  • By Simon!, Tue 11th Apr 2006 @ 1:45 pm

    ...And after-burn the exhaust through a flamejet generator to recharge the battery!



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