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10:37 Sep 26, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: essence deux temps
La station fournit une large gamme de carburants, essence 86, super 92, super 98, sans plomb 95, gazole... et deux essences deux temps pour les mythiques Trabant et autres Warburg.

Anyone know the English equiv. for these varieties of petrol? Also, is a Trabant a Warburg? And what is "essence deux temps"
Brian KEEGAN
Local time: 04:09
English translation:The station supplies/sells/carries a large range of fuel :
Explanation:
two-star/ordinary petrol, three-star/super petrol, four-star/super plus petrol, standard/ordianry unleaded petrol, diesel...and two types of two-stroke petrol for the mythical Trabant and other Wartburg.

By the way I find the "et autre Wartburg" misleading, as my websearches did not indicate that the Trabant is a Wartburg.

Here are some sites to check out :

Generally & for future reference, try the bi-lingual :
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/am00614e.html (for general car vocab)

Otherwise, for a Trabant enthusiast's site, go to :
- www.eauto.com
and follow the link to
- www.icbl.hw.ac.uk
(descritpions, pictures of this 2-cylinder, 2-stroke car produced in former East Germany, until fairly recently by the way).

For the Wartburg, although one hit indicated a military connection (www.milweb.com) which gave nothing interesting, you have some great pictures on this site, with lots of specifications on style, engine, production and so on :
- www.motorbase.com
(Check out the Wartburg 311, for example).

Good luck,

Nikki
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Summary of answers provided
nafuel for two-cycle engineJudd Swezey
na2 -stroke petrol.Jennifer White
natwo-stroke fuelChester Graham
naThe station supplies/sells/carries a large range of fuel :
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naSome of this has already been said by the previous answer, but...
Luis Luis
na2-stroke, Wartburg (with a t?)Alison Gaunt
naU.S.: regular, plus and super gasoline; regular unleaded; diesel; gas for two stroke cycle engine
Yolanda Broad


  

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10 mins
U.S.: regular, plus and super gasoline; regular unleaded; diesel; gas for two stroke cycle engine


Explanation:
"essence deux temps" would be for two stroke cycle motors (ref: LGDT)

See websites for "TWO -STROKE-CYCLE GASOLINE ENGINES" at the Google site listted below:


    Le grand dictionnaire terminologique
    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%22two+stroke+cycle%22%2Bg...
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 22:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551

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21 mins
Some of this has already been said by the previous answer, but...


Explanation:
"The [service] station provides a large assortment of carburants (fuels): regular 86 [octanes], super 92, super 98, unleaded 95, diesel... and two 2-stroke regulars for the [rare automobiles] Trabant and other Warburgs.

The "Trabant" is an East German-built car of very poor quality. The "Warburg" may be a variant of the Trabant. Other ex-Iron Curtain cars were the "Lada", and the "Skoda".

Regards.
Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 21:09
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1 hr
2-stroke, Wartburg (with a t?)


Explanation:
"The station sells a wide range of fuels: normal grade 86, super grade 92, super plus 98 and unleaded 95 petrols, diesel... plus two types of 2-stroke for the legendary Trabant and other Wartburgs."
The figures refer to the octane rating of the petrols sold in the country.
Two-stroke was traditionally used to fuel things like mopeds and other vehicles of the low-powered "phut-phut" kind - hence also the old East German Trabi! Wartburg (with a t?) used to be a make of German car, though whether or not it owned Trabant I'm not sure...



    general knowledge...
Alison Gaunt
Local time: 03:09
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2 hrs
The station supplies/sells/carries a large range of fuel :


Explanation:
two-star/ordinary petrol, three-star/super petrol, four-star/super plus petrol, standard/ordianry unleaded petrol, diesel...and two types of two-stroke petrol for the mythical Trabant and other Wartburg.

By the way I find the "et autre Wartburg" misleading, as my websearches did not indicate that the Trabant is a Wartburg.

Here are some sites to check out :

Generally & for future reference, try the bi-lingual :
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/am00614e.html (for general car vocab)

Otherwise, for a Trabant enthusiast's site, go to :
- www.eauto.com
and follow the link to
- www.icbl.hw.ac.uk
(descritpions, pictures of this 2-cylinder, 2-stroke car produced in former East Germany, until fairly recently by the way).

For the Wartburg, although one hit indicated a military connection (www.milweb.com) which gave nothing interesting, you have some great pictures on this site, with lots of specifications on style, engine, production and so on :
- www.motorbase.com
(Check out the Wartburg 311, for example).

Good luck,

Nikki



    www.eauto.com, www.motorbase.com
    Reference: http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 hrs
two-stroke fuel


Explanation:
The gas station offered a wide range of fuel; 86 octane, super 92, super 98, lead-free 95, diesel . . . and two grades of two-stroke for the mythical Trabant and other Wartburg derivatives.
The Trabant was a degenerate and stunted thing, but of noble lineage. I don't want to bore you, but you've reawakened my passion for the old EMW marque. There is a lead at http://www.cs.tut.fi/~pasi/vehicle/Wartburg.html.
Have a safe journey.

Chester Graham
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3 hrs
fuel for two-cycle engine


Explanation:
Two-cycle engines need fuel and oil mixture because they run hotter than four-cycle engines. The two-cycle engine has just one compression (up) stroke and one power (down) stroke. The four-cycle starts with one suction (down) stroke and ends with an exhaust (up) stroke.


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Judd Swezey
France
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3 hrs
2 -stroke petrol.


Explanation:
Simple translation.


    Dictionary.
Jennifer White
United Kingdom
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