Go ahead, shift the runaway car into neutral

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Old 23 Feb 2010, 05:11 pm   #1 (permalink)
Georgie
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Default Go ahead, shift the runaway car into neutral

The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.
Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.
If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown. Do you think
Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.



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Old 23 Feb 2010, 05:22 pm   #2 (permalink)
Michael
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Default Re: Go ahead, shift the runaway car into neutral

On Feb 23, 3:11*pm, Georgie <remai...@reece.net.au> wrote:
> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
> when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.
> Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.
> If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown. Do you think
> Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
> own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
> predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.



Live to drive another day... collect the insurance money and buy a
gently-used older model. The '96 is pretty darned good.

Michael
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Old 23 Feb 2010, 06:16 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Michael" <mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote in message
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On Feb 23, 3:11 pm, Georgie <remai...@reece.net.au> wrote:
> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
> when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.
> Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.
> If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown. Do you think
> Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
> own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
> predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.



Live to drive another day... collect the insurance money and buy a
gently-used older model. The '96 is pretty darned good.

Michael

The first rule of ANY incident is, what can you do to survive? Cars are
replaceable, people are harder to replace. (Although with some of the IQ's
I see around here, I can think of a couple that despirately need replacing.)

Sure I might ruin an engine, but I survived. (Besides, my reaction would
probably be

1. Kick it into neutral
2. Hit the foot brake and move to the side of the road.
3. Shut off the enigine. It's not going to take that long before I've shut
it off. Besides, most 'runaway' engines end up self-limiting the upper
RPM's. I've not had one yet to rev all the way past redline unless I was
pushing the accellerator that hard.

Charles Grozny


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Old 23 Feb 2010, 06:32 pm   #4 (permalink)
Mike Hunter
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Default Re: Go ahead, shift the runaway car into neutral

All cars today have rev limiters

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> "Michael" <mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Feb 23, 3:11 pm, Georgie <remai...@reece.net.au> wrote:
>> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
>> when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.
>> Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.
>> If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown. Do you think
>> Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
>> own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
>> predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.

>
>
> Live to drive another day... collect the insurance money and buy a
> gently-used older model. The '96 is pretty darned good.
>
> Michael
>
> The first rule of ANY incident is, what can you do to survive? Cars are
> replaceable, people are harder to replace. (Although with some of the
> IQ's I see around here, I can think of a couple that despirately need
> replacing.)
>
> Sure I might ruin an engine, but I survived. (Besides, my reaction would
> probably be
>
> 1. Kick it into neutral
> 2. Hit the foot brake and move to the side of the road.
> 3. Shut off the enigine. It's not going to take that long before I've
> shut it off. Besides, most 'runaway' engines end up self-limiting the
> upper RPM's. I've not had one yet to rev all the way past redline unless
> I was pushing the accellerator that hard.
>
> Charles Grozny
>



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Old 23 Feb 2010, 07:15 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Georgie" <remailer@reece.net.au> wrote in message
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> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
> when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.
> Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.
> If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown. Do you think
> Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
> own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
> predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.



Amusingly, you just tried to trash the only method that makes sense,
according to everyone but you.


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Old 23 Feb 2010, 09:13 pm   #6 (permalink)
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In article <W395UZQ240233.2998958333@reece.net.au>,
Georgie <remailer@reece.net.au> wrote:

> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
> when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.
> Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.
> If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown. Do you think
> Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
> own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
> predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.


yeah, 'cuz they don't install the rev limiters in the Aussie models.
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Old 23 Feb 2010, 10:40 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 23:11:51 +0000, Georgie wrote:

> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize when the
> rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons. Then you lose the
> power assist to brakes and steering and crash. If by some miracle you
> don't, the engine is blown. Do you think Toyota will cheerfully replace
> the engine or blame you on your own negligence for overspeeding the engine
> to its destruction? I predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.


1. They have rev limiters.

2. Who gives a **** about the car when you're out of control?

3. More cases sound like Operator Error, like the lady in Congress who
"shifted her car into neutral, put her feet on the brakes and used the
emergency brake". Right.

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Old 23 Feb 2010, 10:49 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On 02/23/2010 03:11 PM, Georgie wrote:
> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
> when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.


not any fuel injected car buddy - rev limiters prevent that.


> Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.


only in the fantasy world of bullshitters that don't know about fuel
injected engines!


> If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown.


see above.


> Do you think
> Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
> own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
> predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.


what do you get for posting this shit? $14/hr? if you worked at mickey
d's, you might not make as much, but it would be honest labor, something
from which you could actually benefit.


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nomina rutrum rutrum
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Old 25 Feb 2010, 10:02 am   #9 (permalink)
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"Georgie" <remailer@reece.net.au> wrote in message
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> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
> when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.
> Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.
> If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown. Do you think
> Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
> own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
> predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.


This won't happen with modern computer controlled engines. They'll
jsut rev to the computer limiteed red line and nothing will happen.
Try it.

Besides, if you choices or death or a blown engine.........

Ed


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Old 25 Feb 2010, 06:08 pm   #10 (permalink)
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I wonder if Toyota would cover the engine it the car was still under the
warranty?


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> "Georgie" <remailer@reece.net.au> wrote in message
> news:W395UZQ240233.2998958333@reece.net.au...
>> The unloaded engine will race to twice the redline rpm and seize
>> when the rods are thrown or valves float and hole the pistons.
>> Then you lose the power assist to brakes and steering and crash.
>> If by some miracle you don't, the engine is blown. Do you think
>> Toyota will cheerfully replace the engine or blame you on your
>> own negligence for overspeeding the engine to its destruction? I
>> predict all you'll get is a Tojo grin.

>
> This won't happen with modern computer controlled engines. They'll jsut
> rev to the computer limiteed red line and nothing will happen. Try it.
>
> Besides, if you choices or death or a blown engine.........
>
> Ed
>



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