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Other reasons for power loss........(more) (archive)

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Posted by C.Yang on April 30, 2000 at 20:11:48:

In Reply to: thanks for clarification! but where does that HP posted by loss come from? - KC ///M3 on April 30, 2000 at 18:27:51:

You lose a lot of the power which is generated at the crank through the pulleys. These pulleys power all your electrical systems (i.e. radio, A/C, Power Steering, etc.) When these systems are in use, they sap power from the pulleys, causing less to reach your wheels. You can eliminate a little power loss by not turning on A/C (thats a biggy). Also lighter pulleys help.

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