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    Flaming Mini

    I found this on Mini Mania's forum, and thought you might like it.

    http://www.minimania.com/msgthread.c...16&messages=12

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    He's runnign way too rich. The repeated shock of the backfires will eventually damage his exhaust valves...

    RX-7s do this too once you open the exhaust up. Since rotaries have no exhaust valves and just a straight port out into the exhaust system, high RPM shifts will nearly always generate great flamage. My '86 will shoot 5 foot long flames from the quad exhaust tips at night if I try. Truely spectacular. Unfortunately, I have never been able to get pictures for obvious reasons.
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    Originally posted by Aaron Cake
    He's runnign way too rich. The repeated shock of the backfires will eventually damage his exhaust valves...
    He's probably running a bit rich, but with the A series Turbos engines you kind of need it, I used to see the fuel gauge move, when I put my foot down, but no flames (lot of cool nioses though). Damaging the exhaust valves is not really an issue, the engines where never designed for turbo's anyway, and they need a rebuild ever 80k or so.

    Originally posted by Aaron Cake
    Unfortunately, I have never been able to get pictures for obvious reasons.
    That's what friends are for, find one with a good camera to do a time exposure at night, I've seen shots like this and they look very cool.
    And you say people actually pay money for M$ Windows?
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    I believe the F-250 I was driving for a while did this.
    It got horrible gas miliage, (like 5mpg, I kid you not!),
    and when you shifted from 1st to 2nd, and 2nd the 3rd, there was a loud pop from the exhaust. I never drove enough at night to get comments, but it would be my guess that this is what was happening.
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    my toy-volvo has a rpm-regulator so that i only can drive 30km/h with the 2nd gear in (3 and 4 are supposed to be blocked).

    if i drive onto a crossing and let it get some rpm's, fuel builds up in the exhaust pipe that ignites when the rpm lower again

    add that to my twin 3" pipes running up behind the rear windows



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