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    You are correct.  However, the comment was that the fine resulted from measuring a hot engine.  The only ways I see that this could happen without a measuring error would be to

    1. Measure piston diameter.  This would give a figure a few thousandths less than a direct measurement of the cylinder diameter -- a larger difference in a cold engine than when hot. This would be an incorrect procedure because piston rings fill the space between the piston and cylinder walls so the area swept is indeed the diameter of the cylinder.

    2. The crank shaft throw increased enough when hot to matter more than the decrease in cylinder diameter.  

    Either way, it sounds like a bogus claim to me.  I can't imagine officials handling a hot engine to do their measurements.

    Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

    by Helpless on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 10:40:45 AM PDT

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