On Wed, 02 Oct 2002, kevin lyda wrote:
> and since i don't want to subscribe to a car mailing list, i'm wondering
> if anyone knows why my car engine keeps racing when the car is moving
> and it's out of gear. and before anyone asks, no, it's not cause my
> foot is on the gas pedal. it happens if i'm doing 70 and coast for a
> long stop (yes, horrible habit, blah, blah) or if i'm stuck in dublin
> traffic doing 3 miles an hour and pop out of first.
My Dad's Opel Omega does exactly the same thing. There's a "black box"
computer inside which even the registered Opel guys seem to be clueless
about. It apparently controls automatic clutch.
Opel dealer's solution (after 18 months denying the problem was there)
decided to replace the "black box". Sort of like saying "If we give you a
new engine, you're unlikely to see that specific engine problem again."
Oh yeah, I'm considering introducing my parents to linux.
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