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    Little things you hate that don't deserve their own thread.

    When I get my socks on the wrong feet.

    When someone whistles terribly to sound nonchalant.

    The sound of a diesel engine.
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    Lumbersexuals.

    Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordLatch View Post
    The sound of a diesel engine.


    If you can get them up to 5000rpm they sound pretty mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkovChain View Post


    If you can get them up to 5000rpm they sound pretty mean.
    That whistle you hear sounds like the turbo.

    I also hate the sound a gear drive timing on a car.
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    The incomplete departure sound of "Wiesel" trains.



    JUST FINISH THAT DAMN SCALE ALREADY

    ARGH

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordLatch View Post
    That whistle you hear sounds like the turbo.

    I also hate the sound a gear drive timing on a car.
    All the Dodge Cummins trucks have a big turbo in them.

    What's amazing about the diesel engines in those trucks is how tunable they are, and the power you can get. You can get some really serious power out of those engines and they can handle it because the blocks are ridiculously overbuilt. Thick cast iron block and heads. It's really easy to make ridiculous power in those things. It's as simple as installing a chip tuner and adjusting things like boost pressure, ignition timing, fuel timing, and upgrading the fuel pump and injectors to squirt more fuel into the cylinders. Just doing those simple things will take you from a stock HP of 290, to about 600HP and 1000 ft/lbs of torque.

    Getting horsepower in a turbocharged diesel engine is as simple as just squirting in more fuel, which allows you to add more boost, which lets you add in more fuel, etc. Unlike gasoline engines that have to run at stoichiometric fuel ratios, diesel engines can run super rich. So you can keep on squirting more and more fuel into them to get the power you want. Atleast until the EGT (Exhaust gas temp) gets too high. A good portion of the fuel you're squirting in doesn't completely burn in the cylinders, but it does burn in the exhaust which heats it up. If the EGT gets too high it'll wreck your exhaust system, and turbos.


    This is pretty impressive for a 7000lb diesel truck.





    150 pounds of boost just boggles my mind. What amazes me is how at the end of the pull he just drives away like a normal truck. With a flick of a switch on the onboard tuner you can go from a crazy sled pulling tune, to a regular sunday driving mode tune.

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    Two-stroke engines.

    I appreciate their advantages, but the noise and wastefulness--you'd think we'd have found a way to mitigate those issues without losing those advantages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sappho View Post
    The incomplete departure sound of "Wiesel" trains.



    JUST FINISH THAT DAMN SCALE ALREADY

    ARGH
    Can't take the unresolved tension? hahahaha!

    @MarkovChain My disdain of a diesel engines is suspended during sled pulls and quarter mile tracks and I revel in the power as I gnash my teeth and yell, "YEAH!" spraying spittle in all directions just like everybody else there.

    The only thing that sounds crappy at a quarter mile track is a 4 banger. Just sounds weird- and painfully slow like 18 seconds it takes them to meander over to the end of it.
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    the multiple, scattered locations for settings on mobile phones, especially on that tiny interface where I often fat finger things and then can't find them again.
    also when things move on the screen as they load causing you to press the wrong thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sappho View Post
    The incomplete departure sound of "Wiesel" trains.


    JUST FINISH THAT DAMN SCALE ALREADY

    ARGH

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