"New Technology Rage/Hate/Praise Thread"

billiebob

Well-known member
I saw this and thought, what a great thread.

I'm on the side of....

the best 4x4s came with carburetors
 

Shovel

Explorer
I don't think old/new makes any difference at all, some things are better and some are worse. Some things fall more into opinion territory than any objective judgment. Lots of things just don't really matter as much as people seem to want them to.
 

billiebob

Well-known member
The better 4x4s came with injectors and burned combustible fuel.
I've never been stranded with a carburetor, EFI not so lucky. Pretty sure they both burn combustible fuel.
Carbs also came with cast iron blocks, cast iron transmissions, cast iron transfer cases and mechanical levers to control it all.
 

Verkstad

Raggarkung
I've never been stranded with a carburetor, EFI not so lucky. Pretty sure they both burn combustible fuel.
EFI... has its place, But I will take a Stanadyne Rotary in front of injectors anyday.
Btw,
Gasoline is not considered combustible.
 
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Pilat

Tossing ewoks on Titan
Both are called "internal combustion engines" though. Although I gather you want to differentiate between petrol = "flammable", kerosene and diesel = "combustible".
 

billiebob

Well-known member
The better 4x4s came with injectors and burned combustible fuel.
Depends on how you define better, to me gasoline engines are far lighter and easier to cold start than diesels again making the carburetor a best choice.

But in 10 years, I'll likely buy a full electric 4x4.
 

shade

Well-known member
Yay !
A walking excavator without a boom & bucket.
More fun to design, build and show off. Driving it will get old real quick.
Looks like he can drive it just fine.

It's electric, btw.

Steam is the way forward, anyway.
Better for the environment.
 
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