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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian d marge View Post

    The Hrc reception girl is a bit plump ..no thank u ...., Wakoshi reception are HOT but cant touch , Asaka girls are do able just for the record
    Good to know...

    Re the company ethos - an old guy I knew went to Nissan late 70's - tagged onto their sportscar race programme - and used to tell me much the same things.
    The round eyes were useful - but after they'd been useful, it was sayonara, mate...And respect the hierarchy at your peril. It probably helped he was a pretty senior bloke when he went there - he got listened to.
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    All very interesting I must say!
    To us the Japanese are an enigma, but they have a good attitude towards team work and organising business. However they do seem to pay attention when in our usual slap happy disorganised (wildcard?) way, we occasionally come up with something interesting, then they will exploit it to the hilt!
    That's not to say that they are not good innovators themselves, but they don't seem to scoff at other peoples' ideas either.
    Kiwis and Aussies appear to be good at figuring out and perfecting ideas they have managed to dig up and combine but unfortunately, (although being individuals and capable of individual thought) they often do not have the resources to go any further and the Asians with their expertise in team work step in to help ..... themselves! and why not? we leave it all outside on a plate, free to a good home!

    BTW I am not New Zealand born but I have lived here a lot longer than most people on this forum and I am proud to call myself a "Kiwi".
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    The old guy I quoted above had been at Coopers in the 60's then went to the US and did the Can-Am series in a Lola. Then went to Experimental Engine division of GM for two years...Then got asked to join the Nissan programme by the Pom running it. When I knew him he was doing rally cars out of a small shop in ChCh. AMIMechE and member of the S.A.E. too.

    His comment on Nissan in the 70's was they they couldn't innovate on their own. Their ethos was to toe the company line. The roundeyes were there to bring the designers and engineers up to speed on the current innovations - and take them forward if possible. All the overseas guys were on short term contracts.
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    What if we inject petrol and diesel at the same time?

    Inroducing RCCI:

    https://youtu.be/pCr6bjQMrgU

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjbw View Post
    What if we inject petrol and diesel at the same time?
    Inroducing RCCI:
    https://youtu.be/pCr6bjQMrgU
    I used to run RCCI without even knowing it (hadn't seen the abbreviation before). With regular diesels running lambda values of well over 1, there is enough oxygen in the cylinder to burn not only the injected diesel fuel, but also a fair amount of LPG, which happens to be half the price of diesel .
    Point of attention: do not introduce the LPG until downstream of the intercooler, or you may experience the hood-removing mother of all backfires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frits Overmars View Post
    I used to run RCCI without even knowing it (hadn't seen the abbreviation before). With regular diesels running lambda values of well over 1, there is enough oxygen in the cylinder to burn not only the injected diesel fuel, but also a fair amount of LPG, which happens to be half the price of diesel .
    Point of attention: do not introduce the LPG until downstream of the intercooler, or you may experience the hood-removing mother of all backfires.
    its a pretty well known trick here that's been arround for years that when uprating turbo diesels you can also use a LPG as a claytons Nitros as a bonus as well as being cleaner burning it also works as an additional intercooler.
    http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article...rough&A=112610


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frits Overmars View Post
    I used to run RCCI without even knowing it (hadn't seen the abbreviation before). With regular diesels running lambda values of well over 1, there is enough oxygen in the cylinder to burn not only the injected diesel fuel, but also a fair amount of LPG, which happens to be half the price of diesel .
    Point of attention: do not introduce the LPG until downstream of the intercooler, or you may experience the hood-removing mother of all backfires.
    Thanks Frits, Ive been considering adding an intercooler AND LPG boost to my Ford Transit Race Transporter. Now I know where (or Not) to place it.

    cheers, Daryl.

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