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Old 07-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #41
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I also heard driving in reverse actually FILLS UP your gas tank because the pistons move in the other direction extracting CO2 from the atmosphere and converting it back into petrolleum
Are you an fn moron? Sorry, nothing personal, no offense, but are you an idiot?

There's no way we could convert the CO2 to petroleum while engine braking...just no way...

unless, of course, we created some new devices to hook up between exhaust valves and cat...it could work, yes. Must work on flux capacitor.

Anyway, AC, just messing with your post...not so much you! Where can a thread like this go now but backwards?

Put the car in reverse by accident...need new plug. Who would've thought?
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:23 PM   #42
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lol some funny replies here, dont worry i have taken care of all the other aspects of maintance for my car, all the liquids and filters should be in great condition. Upon changing the spark plug i realized the cabin air filter was slightly dirty so i replaced that today just for good measures all is good thanks for everyone's support

oh and if i were you id patent that reverse combustion idea ASAP lol
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:03 PM   #43
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:48 PM   #44
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Glad it worked out, I knew it was not the trans. Make sure you take care of your cars or your user name should be changed to BMW Killinspree.....DOH!!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:46 PM   #45
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When you said there was violent shaking, I knew that meant misfires. First thing you should check is the spark plugs.
This should be more widely known on this forum. It would help cut down on the paranoia like I experienced recently.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:03 PM   #46
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Was a woman involved in any of this?


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Are you an fn moron? Sorry, nothing personal, no offense, but are you an idiot?

There's no way we could convert the CO2 to petroleum while engine braking...just no way...

unless, of course, we created some new devices to hook up between exhaust valves and cat...it could work, yes. Must work on flux capacitor.

Anyway, AC, just messing with your post...not so much you! Where can a thread like this go now but backwards?

Put the car in reverse by accident...need new plug. Who would've thought?
apparently youve never heard of sarcastic humor
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:47 AM   #47
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apparently youve never heard of sarcastic humor


My sarcasm is refined...so refined you usually have to read my posts to get it.

We'll give you another shot at it and I'm sure you'll get it!
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:53 AM   #48
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money shift on a automatic....
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:53 AM   #49
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i read somewhere that the exahuast from some cars is cleaner than the air, and because my 6 year old car HAS to be the best thing to happen to man kind since the discovery of water, i had my exahust rerouted to dump inside my cabbin. so while im enjoying my awsome engine sounds and clean air, for all you know you could be breathing in tons of nasty stuff.

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:36 AM   #50
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If cars just ran on trash, then all the pollution in the world would only be trash. That solves a lot of problems for women and poor people.
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If cars just ran on trash, then all the pollution in the world would only be trash. That solves a lot of problems for women and poor people.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:54 AM   #52
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Bad News.

If you destroyed the transmission, the car isn't worth anything near $6,000. I'd place the value closer to $2,500 if you blew up the transmission.

There is NO BENEFIT of putting an automatic tranmission into N. Safety issues aside, this is a bad practice and one ought never do it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:57 AM   #53
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I'm sort of confused on how this happened. My car never let me put the shift lever into reverse when I was driving. Any more explanation than there already is OP?
If you were coasting in D and put your foot on the brake, you could select N or R. But, you have to also push the Lock Out Button on the shift lever, which makes me wonder how such a mistake could occur.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:59 AM   #54
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My Bad. I fell into a trap, and replied to a post from several years ago. Sorry.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:24 PM   #55
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You may have gotten the shifter to move to the R position but there is no way you got an automatic transmission into reverse at highway speed. First the electronics would not permit the trans to shift. Second if you did manage to accomplish this feat you would have sprayed transmission parts all over a couple of counties (and most likely crashed).
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:55 PM   #56
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The ECU will cut off fuel flow while coasting with the car in gear. However, if you put it in neutral the ECU will turn on fuel flow to keep the engine at idle while coasting.
Coasting in gear does place some drag on the drive train simply because of compression in the cylinders so the distance coasting is not as great however most of the time we desire a minimum speed anyhow so coasting in gear makes more sense.
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Glad it's fixed but misfire code could also be a ignition coil going bad, common problem.
Shockingly my stealer replaced all 6 under warranty when the first one started doing the shakey shake at startup
Can't say much else good about them though
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:52 AM   #58
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I also heard driving in reverse actually FILLS UP your gas tank because the pistons move in the other direction extracting CO2 from the atmosphere and converting it back into petrolleum
This is the actual response from xi325xi02 for my above comment via PM:

Hi, since youre too stupid to breathe, let me make this very clear. In an engine you use a small amount of gas when you put your car into neutral. When you engine brake by downshifting a modern engine uses ZERO gasoline thus saving more gas and increasing gas milage. Please in the future maybe research before posting stupid things.
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lol sarcasm fail
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wow..were would we end up with this way of thinking..oh well it makes an interesting read..lol
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