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The MGC Chatbox Evo is really easy to use

You can :
  1. Send chats : you just have to enter the text in the dedicated input field and then to validate it by pushing the return key ou by clicking on the OK button.
  2. Format the chats :
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  4. Access to the different channels : you can have access to different channels restricted to only some usergroupds or for specifics use of the chatbox. The different channels are accessible from the buttons on the left of the chatbox.*
  5. Edit your chats (or others chats) : the edition of a chat can be done by a simple double-click on it.*
  6. Use specific commands : some commands can be accessible in the chatbox depending on the will of the administrator(s) of your forum. These commands let you execute specific actions of formatting, management, etc... You will herebelow the information on the command which are accessible to you. You must notice that you are not forced to use the command prefixes (/command_name) when you use them in the channel they are attached to (except in the general channel).*
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  1. #1
    obsidian.orchid
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    What does 3.4 Liter mean in relation to a vehicle engine? What do the

    variations mean? I am about to purchase a new vehicle (used, but new to me). It is a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT. It has a 3.4 liter engine, but I have no clue what 3.4 means and if its good, or whatever. I know that vehicles have variations like 2.0, 2.1, 3.5, and so on... But what does it mean?

  2. #2
    Gary D
    Guest
    Back when cars were made in the USA we had and you may have heard of engine sizes like 350 or 400 or 427ci these were measured in cubic inches So more forward past say 1972 and the Metric system took over during the fuel crunch if you want to see how this is done use this conversion math
    To convert CC's into Liters:
    Multiply the CID by .01639 = Engine Liter Size.
    Example: 262 (CID) x .01639 = 4.3 Liter.
    OR
    i.e., 80 cc = .08 Liters
    1 ci. = 16.39 cc
    L = Displacement in Liters
    PS: Just a note see if you can find any cars from the 1960's with the engine described in liters??? Hope this helps

  3. #3
    Keanefan
    Guest
    It means displacement, more displacement means, well I don't know, if the Grand Am has a 3.4 liter engine, then it has 3400cc (cubic centimeters) of displacement, generally, little cengines haves less displacement than bigger engines.

  4. #4
    Hall+Oates
    Guest
    that is the volume of the engine. Each cylinder has a certain volume, and they multiply that by the number of cylinders. the bigger the more powerful.

  5. #5
    Pilgrim
    Guest
    First, a liter is a unit of volume just a little bit bigger than a quart. The volume measurement of an engine is the total volume displaced by the pistons in one stroke. Greater volume indicates a bigger, more powerful engine. Less volume indicates a smaller, less powerful engine, and ideally, less fuel consumption. We used to measure piston displacement in cubic inches; one liter is about 61 cubic inches. I hope this helps.


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