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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1360 on: January 05, 2007, 05:01:50 PM »
Toyota's aren't noted for their diesel engines...

they're good in mass production though...
the problem in some fortuner is due to the 'rushed' production cause by too high demands.
the diesel in my innova works perfectly. very powerful, quiet yet easily goes 7.5 km/liter in city driving.

based on my experiences, our crosswinds and trooper diesel engine can't matched the toyota's. and these isuzu diesels are notorious for their smoke belching problems.
Wow isn't that a little inefficient?
Our Trooper can do 9 km/liter through Makati rush hour traffic...
I know for a fact that Nissan engines are fuel guzzlers, but 7.5Km/L for a 2.5L Diesel engine is a bit too much isn't it...

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1361 on: January 11, 2007, 03:13:55 AM »
Externally the new one is bigger. I suppose all those funky curves made for less efficient use of bigger dimensions.

New Strada GLS 4x4: Length 5090mm X Width 1800mm X Height 1780mm
Old Strada GLS 4x4: Length 5010mm X Width 1775mm X Height 1800mm

pickup? my vote goes to the new strada :)

It looks good, has a small turning radius, but its cramped inside and has a shallow and shorter bed.

I drive a 2000 Strada and the sales fella didn't know any better when he was insisting it was bigger.

Right.
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1362 on: January 12, 2007, 05:48:37 AM »
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1363 on: January 12, 2007, 01:01:11 PM »

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1364 on: January 12, 2007, 01:57:25 PM »

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1365 on: January 12, 2007, 06:10:48 PM »
that's my buddy's L-type hehe...
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1366 on: January 13, 2007, 09:25:03 AM »


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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1367 on: January 13, 2007, 11:58:29 AM »
Anyone familiar to how much a 1983 Corolla Liftback are selling nowadays?
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1368 on: January 13, 2007, 12:07:47 PM »
Mga nasa P60k-40k.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1369 on: February 02, 2007, 12:56:45 PM »

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1372 on: February 02, 2007, 05:41:22 PM »
We have a '97 Nissan Terrano and a '95 Tamaraw FX.

Terrano: All-power and has a whooping 2.7 engine, 4WD. Leather seats. It's a waste of gas and has almost over 40ltrs diesel capacity. Pioneer 45Wx4 stereo and 6 disc CD changer. It looks fat and short, but inside you can almost extend your feet. Carrier on the roof. Ice-cold A/C (more than the temps in Baguio). A/T

FX: Dati all-powered (though the seller removed the power windows because his child's arm is tuck in there, the power locks and alarm is broken down). 1.5 engine. It looks almost b/n when washed and if it only doesn't have some bumps. Leather seats. M/T


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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1373 on: February 03, 2007, 12:09:36 AM »
Aren't you just 13? 
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1374 on: February 03, 2007, 12:15:27 AM »
Aren't you just 13? 

That's dangerous driving without license.
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1375 on: February 03, 2007, 12:21:01 AM »
that's nothing. when i was like 9 years old, i played with the gears all the time... and when i was a really good boy, my dad would let me start the engine. ooooooohhhh....
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1376 on: February 03, 2007, 01:29:34 AM »
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Reveal, Part 1
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Reveal, Part 2

great seeing the old generations lancers. dumaan din kami sa iba't ibang generations niyan. from the box-type 2nd gen, to the aerodynamic-looking 4th gen, to the compact "lancer-itlog" 5th gen, and our last, the "lancer-pizza" 6th gen.

pero yung favorite ko sa lahat, shempre yung naging kotse ko, yung lancer itlog formally known as:
the Lancer 1995 EL: All-pawis steering, all-pawis windows, all-pawis locks and a whooping 1.3 engine, front wheel drive. Curduroy seat covers. Tipid sa gas, bitin sa hataw. Shempre may sounds maski tunog lata, but I have a discman which has a car adaptor that I plug in to the tape deck (who needs a cd changer? pwede mo ba bitbitin yan?). It looks like an itlog on the outside but inside it looks like a car. Radio antenna on the roof. Yung aircon parang tagaytay lang (more than the temps in Marikina so ok na din). M/T.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1377 on: February 03, 2007, 02:51:20 AM »
Back to reality muna... this was posted by Zeus over at tsikot.com:

LPG Truck Explosion

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UPDATE) Death toll in LPG truck explosion now over 20
Cops rule incident an ‘accident’
By Thea Alberto, Hernan P. dela Cruz
INQUIRER.net, Inquirer
Last updated 03:11pm (Mla time) 02/02/2007


PAGADIAN CITY, Philippines -- At least 22 persons, including a three-year old boy, were killed and at least 10 others injured when dozens of tanks of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) being hauled by a truck exploded in Zamboanga del Sur late Friday morning, officials said.
Chief Superintendent Jaime Caringal, Mindanao regional police director, immediately ruled the incident which happened past 11 a.m. in Sitio (sub-village) Diorok, Barangay (village) Lacupayan, Tigbao, “an accident.”
Caringal said they were still trying to get an accurate count but acknowledged that the final toll could still rise as emergency workers continued to retrieve bodies and check the different hospitals where casualties were rushed.
Major Gary Lachica, executive officer of the Army's 53rd Infantry Battalion, said troops who responded to the incident estimated “dozens” may have been killed and that the injury count was still mounting.
Most of the victims were aboard an RS Transit passenger bus from Imelda town on its way here.
Based on initial reports he received, Lachica said the truck was hauling the LPG from here to Zamboanga City when it turned turtle along the highway. The accident caused a traffic jam but the driver of the bus still tried to inch his way past the overturned truck.
"It was at this moment that the explosions occurred," Lachica said.
However, Caringal said other accounts from drivers in of other vehicles said the rear end of the truck suddenly caught fire as it traversed the highway.
Most of the victims sustained burns and wounds from flying debris. There were reports that a number of the dead were torn apart by the force of the explosion.
Originally posted at 12:48pm

Another poster (mbiege) followed up with some info on how dangerous and volatile LPG is:

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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION/PROPERTIES:
Appearance:Rapidly evaporating liquid or gas with rotten cabbage - like smell.
Initial Boiling Point:- 42 to 0 deg C.
Melting Point:Not applicable
Specific Gravity:0.49 to 0.57 (liquid)
Solubility in Water: Very slight
Vapour Pressure at 20 Deg C:107 to 730 kpag
Flash Point:-104 to 60 deg C
Lower Flammability Limit:1.9 % in air
Upper Flammability Limit:9.5 % in air
Vapour density:1.5 to 2.0 air = 1%
Volatiles:100 %
OTHER PROPERTIES:Evaporation Rate:Rapid
Auto ignition Point:482 to 5820 deg C

From this Wikipedia site, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_point:
Petrol:

    * Flash point: >-45 °C (-49 °F)
    * Autoignition temperature: 246 °C (475 °F)

Diesel:

    * Flash point: >62 °C (144 °F)
    * Autoignition temperature: 210 °C (410 °F)

LPG

    * Flash point: -104 to 60 deg C
    * Autoignition Point: 482 to 5820 deg C

IMO the government should have a second look at the legality of LPG fueled vehicles. With such a broad flashpoint it is very dangerous to be lugging about a tank of LPG. Couple that with the fact that these tanks are typically highly pressurized and you have a recipe for disaster.
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1378 on: February 03, 2007, 04:30:19 AM »
But AFAIK, mas maraming safety features ang LPG tank na ginagamit sa mga kotse kesa sa bahay (thicker casing and more safety valves). Halos lahat ng taxi na nasakyan ko dito sa Japan, LPG ang gamit, hindi mo mahahalata sa hitsura, or hatak.

Last month lang nung umuwi ako, may nakasabay ako sa Petron Commonwealth habang nag-papachange-oil, yung isang Toyota taxi naman nagpapa-undercoat.nang binuksan yung trunk, naka-LPG, pero hindi naman gaano nakain yung luggage space, halos ganun pa rin ang laki.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #1379 on: February 03, 2007, 06:23:31 AM »
Aren't you just 13? 

That's dangerous driving without license.

Of course my mother/father accompanies me.
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