Re: [DMCForum] No salt. No pepper. No facts, either, apparently.
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Re: [DMCForum] No salt. No pepper. No facts, either, apparently.

Farrar Hudkins wrote:

>1. Find out what torque is.
>2. Find out what horsepower is.
>3. Find out what they mean as far as towing things with my truck.
>Leave your emotions and rampant egotism out of this. I'm just looking
>for facts and figures.
How big's the engine, how heavy's the truck?. I towed a DeLorean 500
miles from Germany with my Xantia which weighs 1350kg, is rated to tow
1500kg, and has a 2 litre turbo-diesel engine putting out 250Nm of
torque and peaking at 110bhp. Torque put simply is a measure of how
difficult it'd be to slow the engine mechanically if you stuck a big
brake disc on the end. Torque is good for towing.

The argument stemmed from my saying that a high revving high hp engine
could *in theory* be geared down to make use of the torque high up in
the rev range.

>Another problem is that people don't say what they mean. "Time" means
>"time" in one message and "rotations per minute" in another message.
>Then "torque" means "torque" in one message and "power" in another
>message. Basic math I found on the Internet is contradicted without
>proof on the DMCForum.
This is my personal bug-bear and why I put so much energy (ha) into
trying to correct misinformation caused by misused terminology.


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