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Old 12-03-2002, 08:56 PM
Arthur Dalton Arthur Dalton is offline
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Re: engine lift

Originally posted by tower

Don't get it. Regardless of reverse or forward the engine is always turning in the same direction. Lift direction is determined by acceleration or deceleration of the motor only (I thought).

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Here is a little experiment for you..

Open the hood for observation:

With the car in foward gear, step on brake and give the engine some gas-- notice the engine tries to lift on the left MM
Now do the same with selector in Reverse..note lift force now on right MM....

It is the torque against the direction of the load ...reverse being opposite of foward...
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