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#3548 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [larsb]
May 21, 2011 (6:38 am)
"...in the 3-foot days..."
Again, just where did you say you were from....
May 23, 2011 (12:34 am)
does he have any Sasquatch's for friends, too? Chilliwack, B.C. is a Sasquatch hotspot just fyi.
" in the 3 ft days..."
Interesting comment larsb!
#3550 of 3623 Re: Zacilackily... [iluvmysephia1]
May 23, 2011 (7:09 am)
That's the spirit !!!
#3551 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [wwest]
May 23, 2011 (10:07 am)
"Rapidly becoming an urban legend, that."
Not a good way to put it. That implies it was never true.
"LITTLE used torque converter, was down-sized, made less powerful"
Got any reference to back that up?
On most mainstream automatics the torque converter is unlocked below ~40MPH.
With car companies striving for fractions of an MPG a low loss/slip torque converter is still desirable.
You should keep your foot on the brake when stopped on the street anyway so the brake lights will be on.
#3552 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [circuitsmith]
May 23, 2011 (12:49 pm)
"..unlocked below ~40 MPH..."
Nowadays the torque converter clutch is locked, bypassing the TC, unless being locked might result in the engine stalling. It will also be unlocked for even the most minor level of acceleration, in any of the higher gear ratios.
"..Got any reference to back that up.."
Other than the widespread adoption of the new "hill-start", automatic braking, no.
#3553 of 3623 Re: Not the only ones [wwest]
May 24, 2011 (7:17 pm)
wwest, you need to stop imagining things and pass it for facts.
#3554 of 3623 70% of claims whacked
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 12, 2011 (9:55 am)
"Only California car owners — not those in other states — can take advantage of the state's favorable consumer-protection laws. The action drastically cuts the size of a potential class action against Toyota filed on behalf of consumers and calls into question speculation that the Toyota litigation could cost the automaker upward of $3 billion if it lost the federal case."
Federal Judge Drastically Limits Claims Against Toyota in Sudden-Acceleration Litigation (Inside Line)
Oct 01, 2011 (6:02 am)
"The first legal case against Toyota Motor Corp. over unintended acceleration was dismissed from a federal court in California under a judge’s ruling that the lawsuit should have been filed in a state court in Utah, where the plaintiffs’ accident occurred.
The dismissal won’t preclude the suit from being tried in a federal court, as the plaintiffs’ attorney said a new complaint will be drafted to place the suit in the proper jurisdiction. The now-dismissed case was scheduled to be tried in 2013."
First Toyota Unintended-Acceleration Lawsuit Dismissed (AutoObserver)
#3556 of 3623 Re: first of many? [steve_]
Oct 01, 2011 (6:10 am)
Seems strange they would have filed it in CA to start with. With recent cut backs in the state budget the courts are getting very backed up. The last I read in San Francisco, it could take 3-5 years for a civil case, including divorces.
#3557 of 3623 Re: first of many? [gagrice]
Oct 01, 2011 (6:12 am)
My guess is they were trying to take advantage of the more favorable consumer protection laws in California.