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Posted: March 25 2018 at 6:11pm | IP Logged Quote Buffalogun

Since this thread has wandered...

Think about the ESS(engine stop start) system being placed on new automobiles? Global warming again?

How effective will that be. It surely will boost the battery and starter motor industries.


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Posted: March 26 2018 at 5:23am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Mike

I have not heard about that..what is it..I think the next step will be self driving electric cars..
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Posted: March 26 2018 at 5:24am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

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Posted: March 26 2018 at 9:53am | IP Logged Quote Buffalogun

John,

The ESS(engine stop start) system is being placed on more and more vehicles and is the result of higher mpg mandates by the U.S.gov.
Global warming may figure in as well.

Think it came about during Obama.

The system automatically shuts the engine off when you stop the vehicle. Stop lights, stop signs, drive thru windows, stop and go traffic etc. will cause the computer to shut off the engine with the vehicle in gear.

When you let off the brake the computer cranks the vehicle in gear and you drive away. Some vehicles come with a button to cancel the function, but the button has to be activated every time you crank the vehicle.

Lots of folks hate it and are already devising methods of working around the system.

Seems to me like it could contribute to a lot more accidents etc. if the computer can shut the engine off deliberately. We all know computers don't malfunction! Right?


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Posted: March 26 2018 at 10:23am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

What mechanical genius came up with that idea? Anyone who
has ever worked on a vehicle or has a mechanical
background knows that it uses far more fuel to start an
engine than to let it idle for a minute or two! This
sounds like something from the idiots in California!

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Posted: March 26 2018 at 10:30am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

It seems like that would actually defeat the purpose, every time you restart an engine you are emitting partially burned fuel.
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Posted: March 27 2018 at 9:53am | IP Logged Quote twillis

John Van Gelder wrote:
It seems like that would actually defeat the purpose, every time you restart an engine you are emitting partially burned fuel.


Supposedly, computer controlled fuel injection is so precise now that it is not an issue. Even with carburetors in later years the "payback" between idling and shutting off a vehicle was only 30 seconds.

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Posted: March 28 2018 at 6:41am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Probably moot, my guess is that electric cars and trucks are the next thing.

Tesla motor cars has produced a prototype semi tractor that will out perform a diesel on the highway.
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Posted: April 16 2018 at 9:35am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Just when you thought it was safe to put the snow blower away..

Last Thursday morning I woke up to 2" of new snow, most of which was gone by the after noon, then it snowed again on Friday. I get a couple of nice days followed by more snow. Here we are half way through April, should be a lot warmer. But there are some real trade offs, the more snow and wet I get the shorter the summer fire season. The cold nights and warm days are great for growing grass in my pastures.

Everything is green, and now I have elk passing through regularly, I surely enjoy seeing those guys. I was making my evening rounds last night, I always check my fences before I go to bed, I found new elk tracks on one of the horse trails, when I got up into my upper horse pasture there were six cow elk feeding in the meadow, just north of my pasture. It was raining about 45 deg., the frogs were singing and it was just grand.   

This morning I spotted two cows in the same area, got to within 20 yards of them before they moved on and when I got back to the house found fresh elk tracks in my back yard.

It is snowing right now..but there is not enough money to pay me to live someplace else.. life is good in the forest..

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Posted: April 16 2018 at 11:42am | IP Logged Quote dahlin

we just are finishing up with 19 inches of snow over the week end and we had 14 inches last week end tell about being tired of snow .I am grumpier than an old bear I hate Snow and more to come on Wed. If any one has some extra global warming could I Please have some. Randy
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Posted: April 16 2018 at 11:59am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Randy

My mom always sued to say if you do not have anything good to say then perhaps you should be quiet.. But..I fear that we are headed for a "Grand Solar Minimum" that produced the "little Ice Age" in Europe about 400 years ago.

I have done a great deal of research into "Global Warming, and solar activity. A lot of the global warming rhetoric is just that, a political "foot ball", however we have positive documentation that the solar cycles are getting continually weaker, in turn cooling our weather.

One presentation by an actual climate scientist proposes that global warming may in fact reduce the effect of diminishing solar output.

But on that note, those of us that live in the Northern part of the US, probably have another couple of weeks of below average temperatures.

Fingers crossed, I can see a warming trend by the end of this week, hopefully it will spread across all of the Northern states..
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Posted: April 16 2018 at 2:50pm | IP Logged Quote joed

ESS has been around for many years, anyone who has played golf
and used a golf cart has experienced it.

From some of the things I've seen it would probably save.   

If I leave my house heading north I encounter the only red light in
Grafton.   It's a rare occasion if there is even a car on the cross
street.   The next 1/10 mile is the railroad tracks, need I say more?   

So this idea does work on a golf cart but the bigger question is does
it work in a larger vehicle?

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Posted: April 16 2018 at 2:53pm | IP Logged Quote joed

On spring.   Some of you don't live in the north like I do.   In this area
it is not the groundhog that signals 6 more weeks of winter but
Easter.    6 weeks after Easter it starts to warm up here.

We did have 2 days of 70 degrees this weekend which is about all we
see during April.   May on the other hand brings 60 degree weather.

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Posted: April 16 2018 at 3:27pm | IP Logged Quote dahlin

Weather man just said our average high is 60 we have had one day that it hit 50 for the last many years we have planted our garden peas on the last Saturday in April not going to happen this year Wausau Wi said the record snow fall was 25.5 inches yesterday they had 33.5 inches this April the old record was from 1909. Randy I will stop complaining now and go shovel snow.

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Posted: April 16 2018 at 3:39pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

Rained 2 inches last night, sun this morning, snowing
most the day & 32 now. Did get to shoot some today
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