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HONDA AFVM
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QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-03-2006 21:54
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Is the Turbo Honda is using their own developement, or is made by another manufacture and Honda buys it??
cat in the baby
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-03-2006 23:09
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here's another question for ya...tell me that little white plastic clip at the bottom of the picture isnt to hold one of those archaic metal arms to prop the hood open...i dont see why honda still has those, that, and the goose hinged trunks..
NealX
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-04-2006 00:37
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Yep. Welcome to 2003.


fochtis
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-04-2006 02:05
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Honda (Germany) saying is, that there is no possibility to get a 3star pedestrian protection rating with a gas opener.
I don't know how it is in the new Legend (Europe get it now!). The car will come to us the next 2 weeks.

HONDA AFVM
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-04-2006 11:01
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Wait! Nobody has ansewred my question yet! How about it!
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-04-2006 11:31
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HONDA AFVM wrote:
Wait! Nobody has ansewred my question yet! How about it!



I think it's Mitsubishi and Honda working together.

Varmint
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-04-2006 12:47
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zapata wrote:
HONDA AFVM wrote:
Wait! Nobody has ansewred my question yet! How about it!



I think it's Mitsubishi and Honda working together.


Aisin and Honda.

I think Mitsubishi is often mentioned because Aisin is the primary turbo supplier for them.

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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-04-2006 17:50
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What is a "gas opener"?
TraXtaR614
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-04-2006 18:27
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A gas filled strut used to lift a hood/trunk and hold it there. imagine a relly long, really thing shock. on end attached to the hood, the other to the cars frame.
wingman
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-04-2006 23:50
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I typically call it a strut, a hood strut or something else. Never heard of the term "gas opener". Thanks for clarifying :)
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-05-2006 10:35
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You mean... Aishin AW??
JeffX
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-07-2006 17:51
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wingman wrote:
I typically call it a strut, a hood strut or something else. Never heard of the term "gas opener". Thanks for clarifying :)


keep in mind that we have people posting here from all over the globe and not everybody's first language is English. Due to the context of the conversation I knew exactly what "fochtis" was talking about though I'd never heard them referred to as "gas openers" before. I also found it very interesting to hear that the Honda Germany folks are saying that Honda couldn't achieve their pedestrian safety targets with gas struts.

Mystic Image
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Re: QUESTION JEFF OR NEAL????? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-08-2006 22:06
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It may have something to do with the pedestrian safety standards regarding distance between engine components and the hood. They require a larger distance between those parts in order to provide a 'crush zone' of sorts. Some manufacturers are implementing this using explosives to lift the hood up just before the pedestrian strikes - but I'm not sure whether Honda has gone this route. In such a case, the struts might interfere with that operation...

 
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