Mon 20 Apr 2009
As many of you may know, I host a mirror of the old PGMFI wiki from PGMFI.org. In a new How-To series on MyComputerNinja, I will be highlighting some of the tutorials that might make for interesting reading for some of you, and for others may end up being a lifesaver. For those of you who have automatic OBD2a Honda Accords, you may find this tutorial interesting. It details the conversion of the Accord from obd2a back to OBD1 in order to use Crome. It includes the wiring conversion involved, as well as what ecu and binary to use to make it all work.
People interested in performing this conversion, or needing further reference should check out http://honda-tech.com for help in the forums.
Tue 14 Apr 2009
Posted by Jon Steege under investingNo Comments
Today, Citibank(C) traded over 1.1 billion shares. Volume has been through the roof as speculators sniff out a short sqeeze. Currently, Citi’s short interest stands at 1.2 billion shares, or nearly 1/5th of the companies public shares, and with many anticipating blockbuster earnings, the price has gone up nearly 40% in only 5 days.Many have attributed this re-valuation of Citi to the recent accounting changes, where mark to market accounting rules were eased.
Many people liken this scenario to the events we saw unfold with Porsche and Volkswagen, which saw Volkswagen breifly the worlds most expensive company by market cap. The difference in this scenario though, is that Citi is on its last legs, while Volkswagen is very much viable.
Wed 1 Apr 2009
Honda has announced their new ad Campaign for the 2013 CRX SiR today at the Denver Auto Show. Honda shocked the crowd at the Denver Convention Center by debuting the long awaited sequal to the popular sports car, which came as a surprise to show goers and the media alike. Some speculate that the relatively lackluster design and “fuel efficiency as king” mentality surrounding the previously released and now cancelled CRZ proved to disillusion enthusiasts who were blindsided by the heinous tribute to its iconic predecessor. Honda designers apparently must have been working overtime, because the new CRX comes just months after word the CRZ concept would be scrapped for cost saving reasons. According to the press kit, the new 2013 CRX will have the legendary K20A 2.0L 222Hp engine and 6 speed LSD equipped transmission, both out of the JDM Civic Type-R. The car weighs in at a paltry 2000 lbs, no doubt a credit to the carbon fiber seen in the hood and front fenders, and although not listed in the press kit, the Honda rep at the show said they expect to see 35 mpg easily from the new model.
The release of the new CRX SiR, a first for North America, comes after Honda recently cancelled the S2000 roadster and sold off its F1 team, leaving fans of the red H wondering if honda had given up on its racing heritage. This new model however, seems to be a step in the right direction.
edit: Happy April Fools..