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  1. #81
    Ext User(John_H) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    Jason James wrote:
    >
    >Yes,..my Arstina is like that,.. have to get it above 4000 rpm before
    >the secondrys open and it will do something [vacuum controlled].


    Indeed, the subsitute for cubes is revs (and always has been).

    Further to which the maximum torque figure for any engine is
    completely predictable. It's the product of displacement and
    volumetric efficiency, further multiplied by the boost in the case of
    forced induction engines.

    For an n.a. petrol engine multiply its displacement in litres by 90
    and you'll get within around 10% of the actual measured torque,
    whether it be a Ferrari or a Model T Ford. The revs are what matter
    since they're what makes the kW's.

    The figure for n.a. diesels is around 75... ie they don't produce
    nearly as much torque as petrol engines.

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    John H

  2. #82
    Ext User(Clocky) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    John_H wrote:
    > Noddy wrote:
    >>
    >> I browsed through a copy of "Zoom" once
    >> while waiting to do my lotto tickets at a newsagent and 15 seconds of
    >> looking was all I needed to do to know that he'd never get any money
    >>from me.

    >


    I suppose that's from the same people who do Zoom-TV. I went to school
    with the presenter and we had a mutual friend so knew him quite well.

    http://zoomtv.com.au/presenters-and-crew/aaron-pitt/

    I used to kick around with Wade Aunger, the speedway commentator and his
    sister Lisa many moons ago too.



    > I can honestly say I've never looked past the cover. The only
    > motoring magazine I've bought in the last twenty years is R&T, and I
    > haven't bought one of those in last ten (since it became unaffordale).
    >


    I haven't bought one in years and every time I do flick through one I'm
    reminded as to why that is.

    > I do get to browse some of the offroading crap on the odd occasion
    > when I visit the doctor's surgery (presumably he owns a 4WD). Most of
    > it is aimed at wankers and if one wished to be uncharitable the same
    > might be said for "21st Century Performance". :)
    >


    A bit like the Fast and the Furious franchise ;-)

  3. #83
    Ext User(Jason James) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    John_H wrote:
    > Jason James wrote:
    >>
    >> Yes,..my Arstina is like that,.. have to get it above 4000 rpm before
    >> the secondrys open and it will do something [vacuum controlled].

    >
    > Indeed, the subsitute for cubes is revs (and always has been).
    >
    > Further to which the maximum torque figure for any engine is
    > completely predictable. It's the product of displacement and
    > volumetric efficiency, further multiplied by the boost in the case of
    > forced induction engines.
    >
    > For an n.a. petrol engine multiply its displacement in litres by 90
    > and you'll get within around 10% of the actual measured torque,
    > whether it be a Ferrari or a Model T Ford. The revs are what matter
    > since they're what makes the kW's.
    >
    > The figure for n.a. diesels is around 75... ie they don't produce
    > nearly as much torque as petrol engines.


    Most of my cars have been 6s or V8s,...and boy ohh boy do I miss the
    lazy big-torque/power-out donks.

    The Arstina makes work for the driver, stirring around the gearbox to
    keep it on the boil as you try to keep up with the other more powerful
    cars. When traffic is relatively light, I go 1-3-5, and it handles that
    well.

    When I come off the LH Ford bridge [across MacQuarie river], I take a
    turnpike to get to my street. Its a bugger of a turn, as you need to
    check for traffic coming from your right merging with you . If there is,
    you need to not stop or do something to interrupt flow, or you'll have
    someone up your arse,..so when you have a slot-time, you need to step it
    up a notch, which means going from 3rd or 4th back to 1st gear,..plant
    it then blinker onto your lane to access my street, while changing into
    2nd.

    I definately would not buy another manual. It's just too much stuffing
    hard work :-)

    The FMX Ford automatic was great,..you could use torque to pull away in
    2nd, then drop into D when you wished. A pure joy to use :-)

    Do you like modern lock-up TConvertor autos?

    Jason


  4. #84
    Ext User(John_H) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    Clocky wrote:
    >
    >I suppose that's from the same people who do Zoom-TV. I went to school
    >with the presenter and we had a mutual friend so knew him quite well.


    Different lot. Zoom was a sister magazine to Silicon Chip, which I
    used to buy but no longer do. Julian Edgar also wrote articles for CS
    IIRC.

    --
    John H

  5. #85
    Ext User(John_H) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    Jason James wrote:
    >
    >Do you like modern lock-up TConvertor autos?


    I still prefer a good manual box behind a petrol engine although
    decent stick shifts are few and far between nowadays.

    Most diesels actually work far better with modern autos (because of
    the nature of a diesel's power band)... only the diehards still choose
    manuals in diesels. Same goes for off-road 4WD's... for most
    purposes, but not all, an auto is better.

    Modern autos are also vastly better than they used to be. The old
    time slushies were a right PITA in almost anything, as was three on a
    tree.

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    John H

  6. #86
    Ext User(Clocky) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    John_H wrote:
    > Clocky wrote:
    >>
    >> I suppose that's from the same people who do Zoom-TV. I went to school
    >> with the presenter and we had a mutual friend so knew him quite well.

    >
    > Different lot. Zoom was a sister magazine to Silicon Chip, which I
    > used to buy but no longer do. Julian Edgar also wrote articles for CS
    > IIRC.
    >


    Ahh OK. I noticed Silicon Chip magazine at the newsagents just last week
    and was surprised it was still going actually.



  7. #87
    Ext User(Noddy) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 28/07/13 11:43 AM, John_H wrote:

    > Different lot. Zoom was a sister magazine to Silicon Chip, which I
    > used to buy but no longer do. Julian Edgar also wrote articles for CS
    > IIRC.


    He was a writer first, and an "authority" on the subject a distant
    second. Like Motoring journos. They go to journalism school. Not trade
    school :)



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    Regards,
    Noddy.

  8. #88
    Ext User(D Walford) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 28/07/2013 11:43 AM, John_H wrote:
    > Jason James wrote:
    >>
    >> Do you like modern lock-up TConvertor autos?

    >
    > I still prefer a good manual box behind a petrol engine although
    > decent stick shifts are few and far between nowadays.
    >
    > Most diesels actually work far better with modern autos (because of
    > the nature of a diesel's power band)... only the diehards still choose
    > manuals in diesels. Same goes for off-road 4WD's... for most
    > purposes, but not all, an auto is better.



    My son recently complained how shit the auto trans in his Hilux is off road.
    I couldn't say which trans is better off road as I've never been silly
    enough to own an auto 4WD:-)


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    Daryl

  9. #89
    Ext User(D Walford) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 28/07/2013 10:23 AM, Jason James wrote:

    > I definately would not buy another manual. It's just too much stuffing
    > hard work :-)


    Wimp:-)


    --
    Daryl

  10. #90
    Ext User(Marts) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 2013-07-25 00:45:48 +0000, aus.davidz@gmail.com said:

    >>

    >
    > Waste of time, buy a Japanese or Korean SUV, you will thank me latter


    Too late. Missus has decided.

    The vehicle drives nicely. 2.2l turbo diesel has plenty of grunt and so
    far we're looking at around 8l/100 km.

    Quality of finish is good. Quiet ride and comfortable. Just taking some
    time getting used to some of the gadgetry that modern cars seem to be
    blinged with, starting with the automatic headlights.

    And remember, this IS a Korean SUV.

    For a changeover price of $20k (trade-in was a 2006 Mazda Tribute),
    it's difficult to beat, compared to what the Santa Fe's and Sorentos of
    similar equipment levels are selling for.


  11. #91
    Ext User(lindsay) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 30/07/2013 9:56 PM, Marts wrote:
    > On 2013-07-25 00:45:48 +0000, aus.davidz@gmail.com said:
    >
    >>>

    >>
    >> Waste of time, buy a Japanese or Korean SUV, you will thank me latter

    >
    > Too late. Missus has decided.
    >
    > The vehicle drives nicely. 2.2l turbo diesel has plenty of grunt and so
    > far we're looking at around 8l/100 km.
    >
    > Quality of finish is good. Quiet ride and comfortable. Just taking some
    > time getting used to some of the gadgetry that modern cars seem to be
    > blinged with, starting with the automatic headlights.
    >
    > And remember, this IS a Korean SUV.
    >
    > For a changeover price of $20k (trade-in was a 2006 Mazda Tribute), it's
    > difficult to beat, compared to what the Santa Fe's and Sorentos of
    > similar equipment levels are selling for.
    >


    hey Marts...

    my missus, (and me too) is loving the Hyundai IX35 AWD .Best car I've
    bought by a long shot. I cannot fault it after 12 months, no gripes
    whatsoever. Cant say the same about other cars i've bought in the last
    10 years, including the latest, a Nissan Navara with a list of faults
    that Nissan refuse to fix coz "it's in Nissan's Spec".
    I'm still argueing with 'em, and will try and escalate things next week.

    Cheers...


  12. #92
    Ext User(Noddy) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 30/07/13 9:56 PM, Marts wrote:

    > For a changeover price of $20k (trade-in was a 2006 Mazda Tribute), it's
    > difficult to beat, compared to what the Santa Fe's and Sorentos of
    > similar equipment levels are selling for.


    If you couldn't get a Santa Fe or a Sorento for around that money then
    you weren't looking hard enough.



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    Regards,
    Noddy.

  13. #93
    Ext User(Jason James) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    D Walford wrote:>>
    >> To put it another way, 400Nm of static torque is a piddling figure
    >> which you can easily produce with a short stick and a weak arm.
    >> However don't try to absorb 126kW unless you don't mind your head
    >> spinning at a rapid rate... provided it doesn't rip your arms off
    >> first.
    >>
    >> Like most mechanics, you appear to have an aversion to revs... for
    >> which torque is no substitute! :)
    >>

    > I don't know any drivers who think its OK to rev their engines to near
    > red line at high load for long periods which is what would be needed to
    > keep up with the Hilux when towing, even without wondering if its doing
    > bad things to the engine the noise and the doubling of fuel consumption
    > is enough to not want to do it.



    In the old days when we were getting around in Pomme shitboxes,..a
    gutless small 4 cyl managed the job,..because in the main other cars
    weren't all that powerful. Different matter now,...we have 300+hp sedans
    ,..so a buzz-box, unless turbo-charged can't keep up.

    My Arstina is a true high-revving buzz-box. Develops 122hp or circa
    100kw at 5500 RPM. On the road this means not much happens below
    4000rpm. You just to *have* to make it rev to get anywhere.

    If you are in 2nd gear trying to accelerate from 10kph, it will bog-down
    *BIGtime*. Many times I've had to quickly slip it back to a lower gear
    if the engine-revs are below 2500rpm, other wise you'll have 2 or 3 cars
    up your clacker.

    Economy is good,..not brilliant tho. Best around town is circa 28 mpg.

    Jason



  14. #94
    Ext User(John_H) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    Jason James wrote:
    >D Walford wrote:>>
    >>
    >> I don't know any drivers who think its OK to rev their engines to near
    >> red line at high load for long periods which is what would be needed to
    >> keep up with the Hilux when towing, even without wondering if its doing
    >> bad things to the engine the noise and the doubling of fuel consumption
    >> is enough to not want to do it.

    >
    >My Arstina is a true high-revving buzz-box. Develops 122hp or circa
    >100kw at 5500 RPM. On the road this means not much happens below
    >4000rpm. You just to *have* to make it rev to get anywhere.
    >
    >If you are in 2nd gear trying to accelerate from 10kph, it will bog-down
    >*BIGtime*. Many times I've had to quickly slip it back to a lower gear
    >if the engine-revs are below 2500rpm, other wise you'll have 2 or 3 cars
    >up your clacker.
    >
    >Economy is good,..not brilliant tho. Best around town is circa 28 mpg.


    Perhaps the both of you should seriously consider the relative
    advantages of a continuously variable transmission! ;-)

    Not only does a CVT match the engine revs to the load it optimises the
    fuel consumption as well.

    --
    John H

  15. #95
    Ext User(Noddy) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 03/08/13 7:10 AM, John_H wrote:

    > Perhaps the both of you should seriously consider the relative
    > advantages of a continuously variable transmission! ;-)
    >
    > Not only does a CVT match the engine revs to the load it optimises the
    > fuel consumption as well.


    The downside is that you have to put up with being a wanker to have one :)



    --
    --
    Regards,
    Noddy.

  16. #96
    Ext User(John_H) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    Noddy wrote:
    >On 03/08/13 7:10 AM, John_H wrote:
    >
    >> Perhaps the both of you should seriously consider the relative
    >> advantages of a continuously variable transmission! ;-)
    >>
    >> Not only does a CVT match the engine revs to the load it optimises the
    >> fuel consumption as well.

    >
    >The downside is that you have to put up with being a wanker to have one :)


    Car manufacturers don't seem to think so!

    AFAIK Subaru, whose mailing list I happen to be on, no longer offer a
    conventional auto anywhere in their range with no a manual option in
    some models either.

    I'm yet to drive a car with a CVT but they're certainly very efficient
    in tractors even if they do sound a little odd. It also gets around
    the problem of operators not being able to match the engine revs to
    the load, which obviously isn't confined to tractor drivers. :))

    --
    John H

  17. #97
    Ext User(Jason James) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    John_H wrote:
    > Noddy wrote:
    >> On 03/08/13 7:10 AM, John_H wrote:
    >>
    >>> Perhaps the both of you should seriously consider the relative
    >>> advantages of a continuously variable transmission! ;-)
    >>>
    >>> Not only does a CVT match the engine revs to the load it optimises the
    >>> fuel consumption as well.

    >>
    >> The downside is that you have to put up with being a wanker to have one :)

    >
    > Car manufacturers don't seem to think so!
    >
    > AFAIK Subaru, whose mailing list I happen to be on, no longer offer a
    > conventional auto anywhere in their range with no a manual option in
    > some models either.
    >
    > I'm yet to drive a car with a CVT but they're certainly very efficient
    > in tractors even if they do sound a little odd. It also gets around
    > the problem of operators not being able to match the engine revs to
    > the load, which obviously isn't confined to tractor drivers. :))


    Reminds me of Diesel-electric locomotives,..the diesel revs to a
    constant revs while the drivers adjusts the electric-motor volts. Sort
    of similar :-)

    A buzz-box with CVT would work well,..must have manual "gear-select"
    over-ride for those special occassions tho.

    We had the 2nd-model big-bodied Cortinas for a few years. One trip I was
    stuck in a slow-lane with a semi threatening to squash me in the
    merge,..I selected 2nd and nailed it. I remember looking down at the
    speedo just hitting 100kph in 2nd gear,..above 7000 rpm,.. I think the
    SOHC 2litre handled it well :-)

    One of the Cortys had an oil-leak onto the cam-belt. When it stripped
    the belt, the motor stopped without damage


    Jason






  18. #98
    Ext User(D Walford) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 03/08/2013 12:15 PM, John_H wrote:
    > Noddy wrote:
    >> On 03/08/13 7:10 AM, John_H wrote:
    >>
    >>> Perhaps the both of you should seriously consider the relative
    >>> advantages of a continuously variable transmission! ;-)
    >>>
    >>> Not only does a CVT match the engine revs to the load it optimises the
    >>> fuel consumption as well.

    >>
    >> The downside is that you have to put up with being a wanker to have one :)

    >
    > Car manufacturers don't seem to think so!
    >
    > AFAIK Subaru, whose mailing list I happen to be on, no longer offer a
    > conventional auto anywhere in their range with no a manual option in
    > some models either.
    >
    > I'm yet to drive a car with a CVT but they're certainly very efficient
    > in tractors even if they do sound a little odd. It also gets around
    > the problem of operators not being able to match the engine revs to
    > the load, which obviously isn't confined to tractor drivers. :))
    >

    Liberty GT still has a conventional auto.
    Not being able to get a manual trans in most Subaru models is turning me
    off the brand but its also happening with a lot of other brands so
    choices are becoming limited, if we bought something with a CVT it would
    only be because we didn't have much choice.

    --
    Daryl

  19. #99
    Ext User(Noddy) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 03/08/13 12:15 PM, John_H wrote:

    > Car manufacturers don't seem to think so!


    Perhaps, but then car manufacturers are responsible for some of the
    biggest wankery ever seen.

    > AFAIK Subaru, whose mailing list I happen to be on, no longer offer a
    > conventional auto anywhere in their range with no a manual option in
    > some models either.


    Reason enough to never want a new Suby in my opinion. I'd prefer to
    drive what I *want*. Not what they tell me I should have.

    > I'm yet to drive a car with a CVT but they're certainly very efficient
    > in tractors even if they do sound a little odd.


    Wait until you drive one in a car. If it doesn't give you the screaming
    shits inside of 5 minutes then there's something wrong with you :)

    > It also gets around
    > the problem of operators not being able to match the engine revs to
    > the load, which obviously isn't confined to tractor drivers. :))


    It sure ain't.



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    Regards,
    Noddy.

  20. #100
    Ext User(D Walford) Guest

    Re: Holden Captiva - Opinions?

    On 03/08/2013 12:57 PM, Jason James wrote:

    >
    > Reminds me of Diesel-electric locomotives,..the diesel revs to a
    > constant revs while the drivers adjusts the electric-motor volts. Sort
    > of similar :-)
    >
    > A buzz-box with CVT would work well,..must have manual "gear-select"
    > over-ride for those special occassions tho.


    Depends what you mean by work well, I had a short drive of a newish
    Nissan Xtrail with a CVT and if you could ignore the sound of the engine
    doing odd things with its revs you would think it was OK.
    Newer drivers wouldn't think about it but us old timers are so used to
    the way we think things should sound and behave its not easy to accept
    something so different.


    --
    Daryl

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