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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Two men drinking in a nearby pub heard one gunshot, but believed it to be a car backfiring

    From a story today

    Was this a thing in the 1960’s I dont think I’ve ever heard a car back firing? But I’ve heard several gunshots in my time.

    What’s more common ? Is it a real thing

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    A petrol car will backfire repeatedly like a Laurel and Hardy car if one accidently puts diesel in it! (Or maybe it's the other way round? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    A petrol car will backfire repeatedly like a Laurel and Hardy car if one accidently puts diesel in it! (Or maybe it's the other way round? )
    I have heard before that is diesel in a petrol car. Petrol in a diesel car will just kill it.

    And I heard a motorbike backfire today. Or maybe it was just WTFH taking shots at me while cycling.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Two men drinking in a nearby pub heard one gunshot, but believed it to be a car backfiring

    From a story today

    Was this a thing in the 1960’s I dont think I’ve ever heard a car back firing? But I’ve heard several gunshots in my time.

    What’s more common ? Is it a real thing


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I have heard before that is diesel in a petrol car. Petrol in a diesel car will just kill it.

    And I heard a motorbike backfire today. Or maybe it was just WTFH taking shots at me while cycling.....
    what seems to be prevalent these days is the "chipping" of vehicles to way outside of their normal power band and variation of valve timing by fitting higher performance cams, which results in road-going vehicles being tuned to racing standards and behaving so, where slow running characteristics are not important. This is also an area where backfiring occurs because of the excessive overlap of the valves.

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