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World's Best Auto Engine ..not European?
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Posted on 09/17/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Frankfurt Motor Show: Germans learn a stunning truth.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: engine
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1 posted on 09/17/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nope its a Toyota 22 r


2 posted on 09/17/2013 12:56:33 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

I’d go with a Mazda B6. The one in my car is coming up on 300K and has never been apart.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 12:58:19 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL! I don’t usually have time to go to utube links, but this one was worth it!


4 posted on 09/17/2013 1:01:02 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It sure as hell isn’t the Dodge 4.7L V-8


5 posted on 09/17/2013 1:01:49 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: TEXOKIE

yes indeed nothing like seeing a bunch of euorcentic snobs in shock and dismay..


6 posted on 09/17/2013 1:02:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

dodge 225 slant 6


7 posted on 09/17/2013 1:03:09 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: al baby

I got a 1990 Toyota Camry. Motor with a quarter million miles. The rest of the car is falling apart, but with no motor problems. Get 36 MPG in summer.


8 posted on 09/17/2013 1:03:13 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Datsun “L-series.” Damn near bullet-proof.


9 posted on 09/17/2013 1:03:57 PM PDT by stboz
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To: MeshugeMikey

5 cylinder Mercedes-Benz diesel engine

10 posted on 09/17/2013 1:04:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL!


11 posted on 09/17/2013 1:04:43 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’ve owned a good many cars including 3&5 series BMWs. Looking at 6 cylinder engines, IMO Honda makes the best. The Honda/Acura V6s just rip all the way to the redline. BMW and Nissan would be my next choice, both have made great 6s over the years.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 1:07:29 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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13 posted on 09/17/2013 1:09:02 PM PDT by Errant
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To: MeshugeMikey

I always figured that a Rolls Royce Merlin shoe horned into my 1940 Buick Special would be just about the world’s best auto engine.


14 posted on 09/17/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’m very fond of the Subaru Boxer flat four. Smooth, well balanced for a four, low center of gravity, tough, well engineered, can make one heck of a lot more horsepower than factory tune when turbocharged, there are Boxer engines over 1000 hp out there. Nice, well mannered economical engine if you want it, racing engine if you want it.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 1:11:11 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: dancusa

I’ve kept my 1991 Toyota Tercel and it now has 236,000 miles. I love that car.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 1:12:19 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ford has great products. Alan Mulally coming from Boeing was a great hire.


17 posted on 09/17/2013 1:12:42 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: dancusa
I had a Chevy Corsica with the 3.1L V6. I put over 260,000 miles on it before I got rid of it. The last 80K of its life with me included delivering newspapers. So don't think your Toyota is anything special if it can be beaten by a pos chevy.
18 posted on 09/17/2013 1:15:24 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

If more Americans would lose their pre conceived notions of foreign being better they might just be surprised at what Ford now has to offer.

They’re doing it right.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 1:15:45 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Mr. Lucky

I’d buy that for a dollar!


20 posted on 09/17/2013 1:16:50 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Mr. Lucky

My elder brother once had an MGA....powered by Buick engine. Built by a Buick engineer.

A Poor mans Shelby Cobra. I have yet to recover from those rides.


21 posted on 09/17/2013 1:17:38 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: headstamp 2

Not at all but the 318 V8 and the 225 slant 6 were pretty dang good.

Cummins diesel too.

Also on my list would be the GM Iron Duke and maybe the Ford small block V8 260 to 302.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 1:17:47 PM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Those Subarus are big with people swapping out the engine on VW Westfalias and their ilk for something with more oomph.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 1:20:02 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The resale value of Mercedes vehicles is not very high.

The Ford Fusion is easily the best car in its class, and Ford trucks are the best.

My next vehicle will be either a Ford Escape or Ford Edge.


24 posted on 09/17/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: prisoner6

the chevy in line 6 250 is and was bullet proof

the dodge slant 170 and 225 were excellent save constant busted manifolds


25 posted on 09/17/2013 1:21:55 PM PDT by advertising guy ( Congress should not be afraid of Rush Limbaugh, Congress should be petrified of God)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’ve had some good Fords. The best was my 1988 Crown Victoria. The 5.0L engine got 30 MPG and was still going strong at 257,000 miles when I sold it.

It was a sweet ride, like floating down the freeway on my living room sofa. I never had to slow down for speed humps—it barely noticed them. It was white and resembled a DPS vehicle so people slowed down when they saw me, LOL!


26 posted on 09/17/2013 1:22:43 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The all time greatest motor is the 60's era Pontiac Motor Division's (PMD) 6 cylinder Overhead Cam with a 4 barrel carburetor. Timing belt instead of chain, 10.5:1 compression and a real screamer for a 250ci engine.

...and the Overhead Cam lives on today in a big way!

27 posted on 09/17/2013 1:23:44 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I hear wonderful things about the ford fusion, including the price.

Living where Ive seen at least a dozen new Tesla S cars in the last few months...I must note that there are those places where Expense is upmost in some “consumers” minds and their agendas. If it doesnt cost and arm and a leg they refuse to consider buying ....


28 posted on 09/17/2013 1:25:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

There are some very high-quality Porsche 356 replicas powered by turbocharged Subaru 2.5 Boxer engines. Here’s a guy in Knoxville, TN who makes one of the best, it’s converted to a mid-engine layout:

http://specialtyauto.com/


29 posted on 09/17/2013 1:25:54 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: MeshugeMikey

Does no one realize this is a Ford commercial?


30 posted on 09/17/2013 1:26:02 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

a five liter engine....got 30 MPG? cool!


31 posted on 09/17/2013 1:26:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: stboz
Datsun “L-series.” Damn near bullet-proof.

Except for that whole vapor-lock thing. You should never put the carbs directly over the exhaust manifold. BTW, Mercedes designed that engine and Nissan bought the rights.

32 posted on 09/17/2013 1:27:40 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Those look like some great little vehicles.


33 posted on 09/17/2013 1:27:45 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I got rid of my ‘82 RX-7 because the seat wore out with 340,00 miles. I got rid of my 2007 RX-7 becuase the seat wore out, it got hit by a truck and I had problems with it’s starter or fuel injection (nobody told me why). It had 495,00 miles on it. God, what good, hot and dependable cars THOSE were. Bring back the RX-7!!


34 posted on 09/17/2013 1:28:48 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

I hadnt focused on that but guessed that it might be given the fordofeurope “name” of the party who posted the video.


35 posted on 09/17/2013 1:29:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I put over 500K miles on my M-B 3.0 Turbo Diesel 300D and it was just getting broken in... Hated to let it go, but the rest of the car wasn’t quiet as durable. My 300 was even SilberBlau metallic as sould appear to be shown in the picture.


36 posted on 09/17/2013 1:29:23 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: Errant

What car or pickup can you get those in?


37 posted on 09/17/2013 1:29:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: advertising guy

The Chevy...oh yeah! Had that and the smaller 200 IIRC with the cast together manifold and head in a 70 Nova. Two speed power slop too.

Tank! One of the BEST cars ever! Later I had Jags, Mercedes, ....JUNK!

Wish I could have that Nova back!


38 posted on 09/17/2013 1:31:00 PM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

heir pre conceived notions of foreign being better they might just be surprised at what Ford now has to offer.....I ain’t gambling for $30,000.00


39 posted on 09/17/2013 1:31:31 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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Honda F22C1

2.2 liter in line 4, 240 HP, 8K Redline.

40 posted on 09/17/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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Does no one realize this is a Ford commercial?

LOL this is FR 2013...it's not allowable to actually read the article or watch the video.

41 posted on 09/17/2013 1:31:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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I have to agree with you there. I'm on my second used gen-4 Taurus with the Vulcan V6 engine (it lives long and prospers). Gave the 05 to my son; I drive the 06. The 05 has over 200K and is in very good condition - runs like it could go to 300K if the rest of the car holds out (minimal rust so far, and none where it can be seen). The only major problem was that the tranny had to be rebuilt - a known problem. It was covered and cost me nothing. My 06 is rock solid - super dependable. Beyond that, nothing but proper PM for either car.

This was a welcome change over the Crapstar minivan and the Escort (so named bc you don't want to take it ANYWHERE by itself).

42 posted on 09/17/2013 1:31:48 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Raven6

Mine is black with the M-B Tex Palamino (tan) interior. Getting rough, but the engine just soldiers on.


43 posted on 09/17/2013 1:31:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: headstamp 2

Or the AMC 304.


44 posted on 09/17/2013 1:32:21 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

the Honda motorcycles w/ in line 4’s coupled to a radiator changed ALL MOTORS forever


45 posted on 09/17/2013 1:33:31 PM PDT by advertising guy ( Congress should not be afraid of Rush Limbaugh, Congress should be petrified of God)
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and not a BMW....(didn't see this reported...)

Preliminary results of the autopsy conducted on Madera South High School student Graciela Martinez show that the 14-year-old freshman died of heat stroke, Madera police said Friday.

Sgt. Robert Salas said tests by the police department showed there was a problem with the lock on the door of the 1997 BMW in which she was found Wednesday afternoon.

Salas said that if the car were locked with a key, its doors could not be opened from the inside. In addition, the horn did not work without a key in the ignition, he said.

Read more here: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/09/13/3221054/madera-girl-died-of-heat-stroke.html#storylink=cpy

46 posted on 09/17/2013 1:36:57 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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Kind of ironic, she dies locked in a BMW and the story solicits contributions for her funeral.


47 posted on 09/17/2013 1:42:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: SeaHawkFan

BS


48 posted on 09/17/2013 1:43:35 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: spokeshave

She fell sleep, went unconscious from heat stroke, and there’s no effort to escape at that point. Kind of like the frog placed in water set to boil, in theory.


49 posted on 09/17/2013 1:48:43 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: al baby

I had a 1984 Toyota celica GT with that 22R engine.....it just kept on running.....everything started breakingat 250,000 miles......but not the Engine.


50 posted on 09/17/2013 1:48:47 PM PDT by 4Speed
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