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Old 02-04-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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New Transmission Increases Fuel Mileage by 20-30 MPG!



http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1,1249,635179379,00.html

"He's one of the few people that I would actually use the word genius," Fechner said.
Gogins said the transmission will change the world because it would increase mileage in a car from 20 mpg to 30 mpg. "We wouldn't even need a teacup of oil from the Middle East," Gogins said.
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Old 02-04-2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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my fuel KM sux... i get 300-350 per tank on my 325is..is that normal?
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:08 PM   #3
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So, how much are you selling it for? what's the condition?

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Old 02-04-2006, 11:10 PM   #4
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NOPE! Should get atleast 550km

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my fuel KM sux... i get 300-350 per tank on my 325is..is that normal?
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:25 PM   #5
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NOPE! Should get atleast 550km

****...whats wrong with my car
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:48 PM   #6
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:12 AM   #7
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Wasn't it always offtopic? I thought for sure I posted the first message on offtopic.
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:15 AM   #8
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It is great to see inventors thinking outside of the box to make our cars more efficient.
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:35 AM   #9
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infinately varible transmissions have been out for a while now.

It fails to explain how it works, or how they plan on justifying 20-30MPG increase.
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:39 AM   #10
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infinately varible transmissions have been out for a while now.

It fails to explain how it works, or how they plan on justifying 20-30MPG increase.
If you are quoting stuff from "howstuffworks.com"...it's not like it is Modern Science or something
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If you are quoting stuff from "howstuffworks.com"...it's not like it is Modern Science or something
huh?

no im talkin about cars that already have variable transmissions, like the nissan marano, also i think Audi has a transmission they called CVT, Continously Variable Transmission.

The gas savings was never anything to rave about.

I think it sucked, driving the marano, with you flooor it, the needle sticks close to redline, the transmission continously varies the ratio, until you let off the gas.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:00 AM   #12
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****...whats wrong with my car

Most likely nothing....All depends on how you drive it....If it's all stop light traffic KM's then your going to experience worse fuel economy then if it was all highway driven...Also driving habits...if you like to hit the gas hard, then obviously your fuel consumption will suck...Typically 550 is EXTREME....on our old 2001 325xi and our current 2004 330i and 1998 328is a good tank will get you about 500, if your not racing around.
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huh?

no im talkin about cars that already have variable transmissions, like the nissan marano, also i think Audi has a transmission they called CVT, Continously Variable Transmission.

The gas savings was never anything to rave about.

I think it sucked, driving the marano, with you flooor it, the needle sticks close to redline, the transmission continously varies the ratio, until you let off the gas.
Sorry...I should have quoted the second sentence you posted which was "It fails to explain how it works, or how they plan on justifying 20-30MPG increase". The article didn't explain too much at all.
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