Automotive 'the garage' subforum.

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Recently there has been a huge jump in the number of automotive related questions in the mechanical forum.
It may be worth looking at putting these in a section of their own.

It gives more scope for 'surgery' type threads, like the suspension setup thread, that aren't pure theory based but tap posters vast practical experience.
 

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Do you mind making a quick list of links to these threads for review? It might help with the decision.
 
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Diesel ICE with EGR injection timing change
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=574125

Ford 429 Engine Question
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=574149

Suspension Geometry Question
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=574834

Mikes Suspension Surgery Thread
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=326355

Forces on a Piston Engine
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=568945



There are loads more, approximately (I did a quick count) 25-33% of all the questions on the 1st page of the mech eng thread are engine/car related.

They are an even mix of technical theory and design/setup based questions.
 
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I think that it's a great idea, Chris. For one thing, it would make it a lot easier for gearheads to find threads than are of particular interest to them.
 
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On a related "housekeeping" issue, the main PF page says

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Mechanical Engineering (192 Viewing)
Mechatronics, Robotics, Engines, Audio
Aerospace Engineering
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What's "Audio" doing under ME? Shouldn't it be under EE?
Maybe there was once a huge interest in Edison phonographs, or some such explanation... :smile:
 
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What's "Audio" doing under ME? Shouldn't it be under EE?
Maybe it was supposed to refer to acoustics.
 
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Maybe it was supposed to refer to acoustics.
OK - in which case "noise and vibration" would be a better description than "audio" IMO.
 
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I have noticed PF is linked to in many automotive forums
 
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Good idea -
 
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I think it is a great idea.....and I also agree that the audio thing seems a bit weird.
 
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Woooooooooot: https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=215 [Broken]
 
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Woooooooooot: https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=215 [Broken]
It's hard to believe we already have that many automotive threads.
 
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Woooooooooot: https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=215 [Broken]
Wow. That was fast.

xxChrisxx suggested on the 6th, Automotive Engineering subforum created on the 7th.
 
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It's hard to believe we already have that many automotive threads.
We are moving all automotive threads from mechanical engineering to the new forum. So this are not new threads.

If you find a post which should belong in automotive engineering, then please report it or PM an engineering mentor.
 
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:smile:
 
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Wow. That was fast.

xxChrisxx suggested on the 6th, Automotive Engineering subforum created on the 7th.
When Greg doth approveth, we doth jump on it ith.

Plus it was a great suggestion. :smile:
 
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We are moving all automotive threads from mechanical engineering to the new forum. So this are not new threads.

If you find a post which should belong in automotive engineering, then please report it or PM an engineering mentor.
Thanks
 
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I have noticed PF is linked to in many automotive forums
While we are at it, can we consider a (fast) motorcycle forum as well ? :biggrin:

On second thought how about a motorcycle technology forum because new features and technologies are constantly being considered and added as they become available.

Rhody...
 
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While we are at it, can we consider a (fast) motorcycle forum as well ? :biggrin:

On second thought how about a motorcycle technology forum because new features and technologies are constantly being considered and added as they become available.

Rhody...
We should be able to mix motorcycles and other automotive vehicles in the single forum for now. If we start to get a lot of motorcycle-related threads, we could ask Greg about a spearate forum. :smile:
 
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We should be able to mix motorcycles and other automotive vehicles in the single forum for now. If we start to get a lot of motorcycle-related threads, we could ask Greg about a spearate forum. :smile:
Motorcycles are no more than ultra-light-weight, two wheeled, convertible automobiles, which inherently, and correctly, lean into a turn.

I cast a yes vote on your analysis.

:smile:
 
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Motorcycles are no more than ultra-light-weight, two wheeled, convertible automobiles, which inherently, and correctly, lean into a turn.
You mean ones like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_C1 ? :smile:

My personal theory is that they designed that just to prove that Germans DO have a sense of humor. But they have at least one customer in the UK, because I once saw him riding it!
 
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You mean ones like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_C1 ? :smile:

My personal theory is that they designed that just to prove that Germans DO have a sense of humor. But they have at least one customer in the UK, because I once saw him riding it!
:rofl:

Rhody... snicker... cough... cough...
 
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:rofl:

Rhody... snicker... cough... cough...
You're only jealous because they never marketed these in the USA :devil:
 
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You mean ones like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_C1 ? :smile:

My personal theory is that they designed that just to prove that Germans DO have a sense of humor. But they have at least one customer in the UK, because I once saw him riding it!
Lol, I used to live in Highgate in London and loads of people had these. Weird.
 
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You're only jealous because they never marketed these in the USA :devil:
Yeah, I could feel a new sensation of rolling the entire bike (while vertical) like a hula hoop instead of on two wheels in hurricane like tailwinds. That would be a unique experience.

Rhody... :yuck:
 

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