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Old 05-19-2005, 06:36 PM   #16
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There is a huge difference between a variable timing system and hondas Vtec system, there guy. Im pretty sure that every major car company has their own version of variable timing, ford has VCT, toyota has VVT,etc. But Honda is the only one (i believe) that actually completly changes cam lobes instead of just the timing.


just like SAAB is working on their engine with variable compression.... pure genius i might add
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:48 PM   #17
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Variable compression?

I don't think ive heard of this...care to elaborate, please?
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:59 PM   #18
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Variable compression?

I don't think ive heard of this...care to elaborate, please?

It sounds like it just changes the head gasket's thinkness on the fly, so that as the turbo boost increases, it can chnge the compression ratio to prevent pre-detonation on normal 93 octane. It gives the car both low end and high end power this. Genius, but it's hard to create a headgasket that chagnes width, as you're moving around a lot of parts.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:23 PM   #19
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A variable thickness head gasket! that's frickin awesome!!!

How do they do it? does the material its made of just naturally shrink with heat or something? or is it a mechanical process?
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:14 PM   #20
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A variable thickness head gasket! that's frickin awesome!!!

How do they do it? does the material its made of just naturally shrink with heat or something? or is it a mechanical process?

Sorry, I'm under a ND contract, if I told you anything, I'd have to kill you.


My guess is that it's a mechanical process.
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