Not exactly. If you are permitted to run your oil level low for testing, you can bump power 2% or 3%. There are some other tricks you can pull for dyno testing, even on an engine dyno with a full brake that can skew the results.Originally posted by Dr. Isotope@Aug 23 2005, 11:18 PM
I see it as little more than a PR problem. The engines still make the same amount of power they did before, they're just measured on a different scale, so the numbers are different. Something akin to the different mics used for SPL measurement-- a setup may show great numbers on one and lousy numbers on another.
^^^ That's from the article. As in '05 civic hp vs. '06 civic hp. That's one quick civic...Honda Civic 200 197[/b]
I'd still buy the Camry before the Sonata any day of the week. If it's broken, then 235 horses doesn't mean ####.For example, the 190-horsepower Camry will compete against a new Hyundai Sonata that advertises 235 horses under the hood. "This could have a possible effect of eliminating a car from consideration," he said.[/b]
is it maybe...cast exterior and forged insides? Although I might be thinking of pistons...they do that for pistons, right? I think I remembering reading something about how forged pistons have trouble starting up, or soemthing, so they have to use cast exterior and forged the rest....or something.Originally posted by lo bux racer@Sep 1 2005, 02:16 AM
What is a semi-forged rod?