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post #41 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Digmenow
The article that went with the pics explained that the engines were pretty good but the computers of that era just didn't have the capacity to properly manage the oil distribution that controlled the start/stop cycles of the pistons involved. Shame, really.

On the other hand, I recall reading years ago that $25 hand held calculators from the 90's had more power/memory than the computers in the Apollo moon missions.

I guess it's all relative.
Wrong. The problem was one of the many sensors would fail partially and the onboard computer diagnostics would not pick it up as designed. Or a wire or clip would become bad and you would have to track it down. Now remember this was all new technology for the day and the dealers were totally inept to say the least. Nothing mechanically was wrong with the design, they all still work that I have come into contact with, but getting them to idle and run right requires a bunch of sensor replacing and line checking. Usually going down the line and replacing the sensors does the trick.
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I was paraphrasing.

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