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    The idea is to increase the mileage on cars. To this effect, the design department at the Sirius Automotive Works have designed a new computer chip that maximizes the mileage. This is what happened when it was fitted to the car ...

    "Just prior to turning the car on, it rolled a few feet forward.
    They then turned the key, the engine caught for a very brief
    period and then stopped dead - there was nothing they could
    do to get it started"


    What happened and why?
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    Re: High Gas / Petrol Prices

    Sounds to me that <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">the car has travelled a short distance on almost no fuel, giving an almost infinite distance/fuel ratio (mpg or whatever your local units are). Any consumption of fuel will now reduce that figure, so the chip keeps the engine turned off to achieve its goal of maximizing the mileage</span hide>

    StuartR

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    Re: High Gas / Petrol Prices

    well that puzzle didn't last very long. Well done Stuart.
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