Re: AU Breaking traction
Mums EL wagon (with v sticky tyres tho...) will almost never let go from a standstill, unless severely uphill or on the paint of an intersection, etc. Also, it gets killed on takeoff by many smaller cars- mates 82ish Mazda 626 manual was actually whooping it untill about 2500 rpm. I've also noticed a definate surge of power at 2500, as have mates. If you look at the torque curve and compare it to EA-ED and all commodores, you see that its a rather peaky engine, with torque being suprisingly low at the bottom and top of the revs. This kind of engine setup would make it very difficult to spin the wheels from a standstill in an auto and mechanically, the AU is very very similar, so theres the problem(s)...
If you want torque curves, show me how to make them appear or pm me. :) Have got for majority of 6 cyl Ford/Holden, some 8 cyl, some mazda and jaguar.
1987 Jaguar Sovereign - Metallic Green
3.6L DOHC 24 Valve