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#606 of 629 Re: Money Pit [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 02, 2010 (12:53 pm)
Is that CFI fuel injection similiar to the Bosch mechanical system that was on my Mercedes 280?
#607 of 629 Re: Money Pit [burdawg]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 02, 2010 (1:08 pm)
Methinks not. The Bosch system is a Tuned Port Injection, debuting in 1985. So that's called TPI, whereas CFI is the older cantankerous system designed by captives held deep in the GM prison system.
#608 of 629 Re: Money Pit [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 03, 2010 (7:03 am)
No, I meant the very early mechanical FI that was on the late 70's and early 80's cars. If you remember, they had fuel distributors with diaphragms built in to regulate the flow of fuel based on demand (some later ones had crude electrical controls also), but the flow was continuous to the cylinders. I can't remember the actual names, but things like "Bosch J Tronic" come to mind. I used to have a manual for them, but it's long gone. It was very helpful at the time though I remember. I seem to remember that it first appeared on the 280 sedans around 1975 or 1976, I'm not sure when on the V8's but probably about the same.
#609 of 629 Re: Money Pit [burdawg]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 03, 2010 (7:35 am)
Oh I see. Yeah, Bosch did a lot of licensing. Didn't the 1975 Cadillac Eldo use some form of Bosch FI? In any event, whatever GM did to the early C4 injection, it wasn't an improvement.
#610 of 629 Re: Money Pit [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 03, 2010 (12:05 pm)
Now that I think about it, the name was Bosch CIS, for continuous injection system.
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Jul 09, 2010 (6:35 am)
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#612 of 629 Re: air conditioning maintenance [kathysierra]
Jul 10, 2010 (3:43 am)
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#613 of 629 efferdent to clean radiator
Jul 19, 2010 (6:15 pm)
Some guy told my husband to drop efferdent tablets into the radiator to clean. My radiator overflow tank and cap is getting a real fine silty build up that looks like clay. Engine runs great. Car has overheated twice. Once last summer. Once last winter, from freezing I am sure. When the winter overheating occurred, I pulled over, turned the car off, and "snap, crackle, pop." Then, I put anti-freeze/ coolant in it. Car still runs great. The car is a 1995 Cougar, with over 200,000 miles. Odometer quit at 178,000. It has used oil and water since I got it at about 160,000 miles. We live a mile down a dirt road. But, the car just keeps going and going. I drive it to work 5 days a week, 20 miles each way. Will efferdent work or harm?
#614 of 629 Re: efferdent to clean radiator [nise188]
Jul 19, 2010 (7:15 pm)
Auto parts stores sell radiator cleaning solution, made for cleaning out the coolant system.
#615 of 629 efferdent to clean radiator
Jul 19, 2010 (8:19 pm)
anyone ever heard of or tried this method?