I dunno. No problems on my 10 year old E39 with switches etc. Only
electrical problems have been the heater motor final stage resistor and
the aux fan. And heater motor speed control is common enough on cars which
use simple resistors - sometimes burning out part of the loom. The aux fan
tends to get jammed with debris. Oh - the rain sensing wipers are a bit of
a waste of time. But all the other toys I like. I like the way the
interior lights fade up and down instead of switching off and on. I like
the way the nearside mirror tilts down when you select reverse. I like the
auto dimming mirror.
Would you go back to the days when your mixer had no eq? ;-)
*42.7% of statistics are made up. Sorry, that should read 47.2% *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
Efficiency at full throttle is pretty good. It's not a bad design for
marine and aircraft applications where the engine is running wide open
most of the time.
The main reason everyone else abandoned the principle is that it burns
oil, and there's no way to get around the need to burn a little bit of
oil. This means passing US emissions standards is difficult, even if
you specify a low-ash oil.
Piston engine goes boing, boing, boing.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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