Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 21:35:37 -0700
From: "Charles Stoyer" <>
Subject: Re: Freewheeling

My DKW F12 Roadster also had freewheeling (DKW later became Audi). It also had a two-stroke. Going down long hills, since the oil came with the gas, a 2-stroke would not get enough lubrication. Hence, the freewheeling. Carried over to the V4's, maybe to save redesign of the gearbox. Of course, that gave rise to other problems... I think oil injection may have partially solved that (my'65 DKW was injected), but I'm not sure. Nowadays the only 2-strokes I drive are snowmobiles. Charles. Life is truly much better at 11,000 feet (3,300 m)! Matti Lamprhey <> wrote in message news:9tgl76$2f4u1$ > A question has come up on another group about cars with freewheeling > mechanisms. > > I believe Saab had one or more models which did this -- can anyone give (or > point me to) chapter & verse on this? I've looked at > but they don't appear to mention it. > > Thanks, > > Matti > >

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