MRT Magazine - October 2011
Subject: MRT Magazine - October 2011
Send date: 2011-10-17 12:30:02
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EcuTeK Tuned Triton comes 2nd in Australia's toughest off road race

Congratulations to the team of John Purshouse and David McShane in their 2009 Mitsubishi Triton completing the 2011 Australian Safari in their custom modified Mitsubishi Triton Tuned by RaceTorque Engineering.

Held over seven days from the 22nd to the 30th September the Australian Safari tested every car to the maximum, but Victorians Steve Riley and John Doble from the Cairns Coconut Resort Race Team took a cautious approach, which has helped them win a trifecta of Australasian Safaris - 2011, 2009 and 2008.

They had a lucky break in Leg 5 when V8 Supercar legend Craig Lowndes rolled the Holden Colorado on its side, putting him out of contention for the podium.

The Mitsubishi wins continued when West Australians John Purshouse and David McShane in a Mitsubishi Triton took second place in their first Australasian Safari and made their first significant podium finish in a rally event.

"I'm ecstatic. It s new vehicle and hadn't been tested until Safari," Purshouse said.

"We are first time Safari entrants and absolutely thrilled to take second place. We couldn't ask for anything more."

Vehicle specs

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Triton 3.2 DID (direct injection diesel)
  • Standard engine and turbo
  • 3" stainless exhaust exiting in front of the RH rear wheel
  • Unifilter twin stage 3" pod filter on custom aluminium intake
  • 5 speed Pajero gearbox and transfer
  • Extreme 6 button heavy duty clutch on chromoly flywheel
  • Fully fabricated chassis with modified Triton body fitted on top
  • King triple bypass dampers with hydraulic bump stops
  • Full independent Pajero rear end
  • Modena LSD's front and rear

The factory standard ECU and Engine were custom tuned using EcuTeK software allowing the team to extract maximum power and torque from the Mitsubishi 3.2 litre Direct Injection Diesel engine.

EcuTeK is the number one choice for many race and road cars throughout the world, for more information visit

Source: MRT Performance

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New MRT Online Catalogue Update

Check out our new online catalogue that is the most easy to navigate in Australia, (maybe the world) for the automotive parts industry.

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The MRT online catalogue features major quality brands only, such as:

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Subaru confirms XV fun machine Australia bound

Subaru has confirmed its fun-themed XV sub-compact Sports Utility Vehicle, unveiled at this month's Frankfurt Motor Show, will go on sale in Australia in early January.

Among the standout features are:

  • Choice of super-efficient Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission or smooth six-speed manual
  • New third generation 2.0-litre FB horizontally opposed Boxer engine, taking Subaru petrol engine efficiency to a new level
  • Subaru safety assured - seven airbags including a driver's knee SRS airbag
  • 17-inch alloy wheels unique to the model

Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: "The fun-filled Subaru XV will be the first of a number of new Subaru launches in 2012. It will be a stand alone model joining the Forester, Outback and Tribeca in our SUV range."

"Excellent stability, highly responsive handling and exceptional driving dynamics are the hallmark of this vehicle. That's been achieved because our signature Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive enables us to have the lowest centre of gravity in its class by the proverbial country mile."

"On preliminary figures, our centre of gravity is 39 mm lower than a Nissan Dualis and 22 mm lower than the Volkswagen Tiguan and these are key competitors. Yet despite this the new Subaru XV has a ground clearance of 220 mm. That's 32 mm more than the Dualis and 25 mm more than the Tiguan, demonstrating the superiority of Subaru's Boxer engine and Symmetrical AWD and our years of experience in building world class SUVs. A lower centre of gravity, but not ground clearance, adds-up to a load more fun – fun to drive, fun for adventure, fun for recreation, fun for the Australian way of life."

Pricing for the Subaru XV has yet to be announced.


Source: Subaru Australia

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MRT Track Days

Have you been to a MRT Track Day yet? Its the best way to lean how to look after you car and get the best out of it, advanced driving and performance and defensive driving. Most of all, its some of the est fun you will ever have.

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Dates for rest of 2011

  • Friday September 23rd @ Eastern Creek - MRT Skid Pan Day 2
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UK to raise highway speed limits to 130kmh

Regular readers of our eMag would know that we often highlight our concerns with bureaucracy and red tape, revenue raising, stupid road rules or nanny state regulations. So it is only fair that we also highlight what appears to be a positive step for bureaucracy in the UK, with their Department of Transport proposing a raising the motorway speed limits from 70mph (~112km/h) to 80mph (~129km/h) in what appears to be a win for simple logic.

The reason? The Transport department's press release says:

"Vehicles have changed dramatically since the current national speed limit was set in 1965. Technological advances mean that cars are significantly safer then they were - contributing to a fall of more than 75% in the number of people killed on British roads since 1965. That is why the Government feels it is now time to look again at whether the speed limit set in 1965 is still appropriate."

Car enthusiasts would surely feel a great sense of happiness when reading that paragraph. It's contrary to the typical attitude taken by the state operated transport departments here in Australia, which continuously insist that speed cameras are the reason for the reduction in the road toll.

The UK Department for Transport is instead going to focus some of its efforts on drink driving and removing uninsured drivers from the road, a noble cause. According to research conducted in the UK, raising the motorway speed limit would give the country a much need economic boost, worth hundreds of millions of pounds per year from the time saved travelling.

It's fair to point out that as it stands today, 49 per cent of all UK drivers already break the 110km/h speed limit anyway. According to the press release, raising the speed limit would help "millions of otherwise law-abiding motorists" be brought back inside the legal limit. Helping restore "the moral legitimacy of the system".

"I want to make sure that our motorway speed limit reflects the reality of modern vehicles and driving conditions, not those of 50 years ago. While we must ensure that our roads remain among the safest in the world, we must also consider the huge economic benefits that can be created by shortening journey times." Philip Hammond, the UK Transport Secretary, said.

But wait, there's more! Not only will the speed limit be raised to 130km/h, but truck speed limits will remain lower, essentially forcing them to remain in the slow lane at all times. Perhaps when Philip Hammond could give some advice and the UK reserach to our governement, and we could have a real discussion in this country too.

Politicians love popularity and votes, and this is looking like a winner for the government in the UK. Are any Australian politicians listening? Perhaps a national motorway speed review and reform woud not only be popular, but beneficial as well? Let your local member know your thoughts!

Sources: UK Department of Transport, Car Advice

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Is the rotary engine dead?

Mazda has confirmed that the RX-8 will end production in mid-2012, with speculation that the RX-8 demise was largely due to tougher emissions standards resulting in the end of the unique Wankel rotary 1.3-litre powerplant. With the RX-8 the only car currently manufactured, does this also spell the end of the Wankel rotary engine?

With other manufacturers using turbo-charged small capacity diesel or petrol engines delivering good fuel economy, low rpm torque, high reliability and good power levels, is it too surprising that the future of Wankel's engine looks uncertaing with its poor fuel economy, low torque, questionable reliability and the requirement to rev the engine hard to get it working?

However, a Twitter posting from the Japanese car maker's PR team overnight suggests the Rotary engine may get a new lease of life.

"Thanks for all your messages of support about the RX-8 and the rotary engine - we're all so thrilled at the response," the post says. "Mazda is aiming for a breakthrough with its Skyactiv technology and is dedicated to bringing a new generation of rotary engine to our new models. We look forward to your support in the future."

Mazda's Skyactiv technology includes a new generation of more fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines, as well as gearboxes that are designed to eke even better fuel economy out of each drop of fuel the vehicles use. It also includes more use of lightweight design throughout the cars to help cut down on the amount of effort the engines need to get things moving.

Speculation now turns to which vehicle will wrap around the new rotary engine.

Using the current MX-5 two-door convertible as a base, the freshly fettled RX-9 is believed to be dumping the RX-8's four-door layout - the rear doors open backwards to provide access to the two cramped rear seats - for a more conventional coupe shape.

Rumours are rife, too, that the RX-8 replacement will address one of the current-generation car's biggest problems - high fuel use and CO2 emissions that in Australia officially range as high as 12.9L/100km and 308g/km - by adding the ability to run on an alternative fuel.

Mazda is already working hard on hydrogen fuel as a means of powering future vehicles, with the RX-8 a testbed for a dual-fuel version of the vehicle, able to run on either petrol or hydrogen gas. Reports suggest that lessons learned over the last decade of hydrogen fuel testing will be incorporated into the new RX-9, due about 2013.

See the Technical Reading section below on more information on how the Wankel rotary engine works.

Sources: Mazda, Twitter, Drive

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The idea of a rotary engine has intrigued engineers and inventors since the beginning of the internal combustion engine's inception. Sparked by another industrial revolution, the need for efficient and feasible technological inventions brought the internal combustion engine into the 1900's spotlight. However, due to the rotary combustion engine's working principles, few engineers could overcome its challenges and in the end only one car manufacturer managed to achieve volume production. This article will focus mainly on that car maker and its successful Wankel engine design.

A Short History of the Rotary Engine

Well, in the beginning the first engineering approach was obtaining an engine architecture different than the one of the reciprocating internal combustion engine. And the first one to built and patent such an engine was Felix Millet in 1888. Millet created a 5-cylinder rotary engine built into the spokes of a bicycle's rear wheel. His power unit design was later put into production by Darracq in 1900.

The early types of rotary engines had an odd number of cylinders displaced in a radial layout (usually 7 or 9 cylinders as this odd configuration resulted in smoother running thanks to its piston firing sequence). Starting from this design, at first the engine had a fixed cylinder block which directly rotated the crankshaft placed in the center and was called a radial engine. Now with a propeller fixed to the spinning crankshaft, the radial engine witnessed broad implementation in the aircraft industry.

However, this radial engine design raised a cooling problem, especially when operating stationary, as the cylinder block didn't receive sufficient air flow. The solution for this cooling problem came in the form of reversing the role of the rotating piece from the ensemble, meaning the crankshaft was now bolted to the chassis and the propeller spun with the whole cylinder block. And this gave birth to the rotary engine. The upside to this was the fact that the engine's cooling was improved, but the downside was that the aircraft became unstable and harder to control.

By the early 1920s, the rotary engine (which saw application mostly in the aircraft industry) became outdated and interest for continuing development of this type of engine plummeted. But all was not lost for the rotary engine as German engineer Felix Wankel invented a rotating design in 1957 that used a triangular shaped rotor spinning inside an oval-like housing. Because the design doesn't use pistons like a reciprocating unit, Wankel's rotary combustion engine is regarded as a type of pistonless rotary engine. Research about rotary engine designs really took off in the 1960s, but only Japanese car maker Mazda managed to successfully modify it and integrate it into the brand's identity, being the only car maker able to reach mass production.

How does it work

Wankel's rotary engine is an internal combustion engine which uses the same principle of converting pressure into rotating motion, but without the vibrations and mechanical stress at high rotational speeds of the piston engine. Dr. Felix Wankel and his colleagues obtained the engine's housing design by completing the following steps: they first fixed an outer-toothed gear on a white sheet and interlocked it with a larger inner-toothed gear; with the ration between the two gears being 2:3. Next, they attached an arm with a pen on the outside of the larger inner-toothed gear. When turning the inner-toothed gear on the small gear, the pen generated a cocoon-shaped trochoid curve.

The Wankel engine works in the same 4-stroke cycle as the reciprocating piston engine, with the central rotor successively executing the four processes of intake, compression, ignition (combustion) and exhaust inside the trochoid chamber. So, although both types of engines rely on the expansion pressure created by the combustion of the fuel-air mixture, the difference between them derives from the way they harness it to transform it into mechanical force. In a rotary combustion engine, this expansion pressure is applied to the flank of the rotor. Because of the rotor's triangular shape, the inside space of the housing will always be divided in three working chambers. This is fundamentally different from the piston engine, where the four processes take place within each cylinder.

Wankel's original design had an outer-toothed gear with 20 teeth, while the larger inner-toothed gear had 30 teeth. Due to this gear ratio, the rate of turning speed between the rotor and the shaft is defined as 1:3. This means that while the smaller gear does a single revolution, the larger inner-toothed gear rotates three times. Because the eccentric shaft, which is analogous to a crankshaft in a piston engine, is connected to the smaller toothed-gear it means that with the engine running at 3,000 rpm, the rotor will run at only 1,000 rpm. This not only means the rotary combustion engine runs smoother, but it also allows achieving a higher redline.

The displacement volume of the rotary engine is usually expressed by the unit chamber volume and by the number of rotors (eg. 654cc x 2). The unit chamber volume represents the difference between the maximum volume and the minimum volume of a working chamber, while the compression ratio is defined as the ratio between the maximum volume and the minimum volume.

The Pros and Cons of the Wankel Engine

The first things in favor of the Wankel engine are its small size and lightweight construction. This can prove crucial when designing a lightweight car with high power output and small engine displacement. It also allows for improved collision safety designs, more working space for aerodynamics or stowage compartments and better weight distribution.

The second favorable trait of the rotary combustion engine is its flat torque curve characteristics throughout the whole speed range. Research results showed that using a two-rotor configuration, torque fluctuation during operation were at the same level with an inline 6-cylinder reciprocating engine, while a three-rotor layout proved smoother than a V8 piston engine.

Other advantages of the rotary combustion engine are its simple structure, reliability and durability. Because there are no pistons, no rods, no valve actuation mechanism, no timing belt and no rocker arm the engine is easier to built and requires far fewer parts. Also, because it lacks these components the Wankel engine is more reliable and durable under high-load operations. And remember, when the rotor engine runs at speeds of 8,000 rpm, the rotor (which is the large part of the ensemble) is turning at only one-third that rate.

Disadvantages of the Wankel engine include imperfect sealing against the chamber ends, which counts for leakage between adjacent chambers, and unburned fuel mixture. The rotary combustion engine also has a 50% longer stroke duration compared to a piston engine. The engine's operation also allows for more carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust stream, making it an obvious pariah among tree-huggers.

The biggest disadvantage, however, is its considerable fuel consumption. Comparison tests showed that a Mazda RX8 used up more fuel than a heavier V8 engine with over four times the engine displacement, but comparable performance figures. Another downside is the the fact that small amounts of oil end up in the working chamber and as a result owners must periodically add oil, increasing the running costs.

Mazda's Contribution to Wankel's Engine

Mazda introduced the world's first twin-rotor rotary engine car in May 1967 with the Cosmo Sport/Mazda 110S model. It featured a 491cc x 2 Wankel engine that developed 110 hp at 7,000 rpm. In 1970 Mazda introduced the first automatic transmission on a Wankel-powered engine and three years later the world's first pick-up truck with a rotary engine.

After implementing the six-port induction system for greater fuel economy and power, Mazda continued developing the rotary combustion engine in order to achieve low emissions. The six-port induction system featured three intake ports per rotor chamber and could achieve improved fuel consumption by controlling them in three stages. Another noteworthy development was the implementation of a two-stage monolithic catalyst.

The next era in Mazda's evolution of the Wankel engine was marked by the introduction of the turbochargers. In 1982 the Cosmo RE Turbo went on sale as the world's first rotary engine car equipped with a turbocharger. Building on that achievement, Mazda would later adopt the twin-scroll turbo, minimizing the engine's turbo lag.

However, the key innovation from Mazda came with its presentation of the RENESIS engine, which stands for the GENESIS of the RE (Rotary Engine). RENESIS is a 654cc x 2 engine that generates 250 hp at 8,500 rpm and 216 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Besides its smooth engine operation and crisp response, the RENESIS engine achieves vast improvements in terms of fuel efficiency and exhaust gas emissions. Mazda's RENESIS won the International Engine of the Year and Best New Engine awards in 2003. Inspired by its international success with the RENESIS, Mazda presented a new Wankel engine capable of running on both hydrogen or petrol. However, this hydrogen RE engine didn't manage to raise as much interest as the petrol powered one, possibly down to the lack of hydrogen-based infrastructure at the time. On May 2007, the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda, celebrated 40 years of developing work on the Wankel engine.

The next-generation RENESIS rotary combustion engine is already in development and made appearance with Mazda's Taiki concept car. The next-gen engine promises a larger displacement of 1600cc (800cc x 2) which is expected to raise torque at all engine speeds and to increase thermal efficiency. But despite progress made in terms of exhaust gas emissions, power output and working chamber sealing, the Wankel engine may still struggle with oil and fuel consumption due to its specific functioning design.


Sources: Wikipedia, Auto Evolution, Popular Mechanics

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Customer feedback of the month

Dear Brett, Ben, Grant and the team at MRT Performance:

Thank you for building my dream car!

I have forever wanted to undertake a project where I am beside myself with excitement each time I drive my car. My two obstacles have always been; find an ideal car and a workshop I can trust.

When I first purchased my Mazda 3 MPS Gen 2, my goal was to improve performance, brakes and handling.

What MRT has achieved with the EcuTeK software, the high flow downpipe and cat converter (XB Power Kit) where the power and torque have significantly increased without sacrificing fuel economy if phenomenal. MRT's experience with brakes is evident with the complete transformation he has made to the stopping ability of the car.

With these two fundamental improvements along with stiffer springs, sway bars, New Intercooler and Blow off Valve the end result is a stronger, faster, safer car that gives me a grin from ear to ear each time I drive it!

Added to all of this is the peace of mind that it includes the factory warranty guarantee along with a lifetime warranty on parts is very reassuring.

Again, thank you for building my dream car. Your attention to detail, quality of workmanship and customer service skills are second to none. I look forward to knowing my car is in safe hands whilst being serviced by your team of professionals in the future.

Kind Regards, Troy Kelly

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MRT Parts List

Did you know that MRT keep a complete parts list for all cars that we enhance, including non-turbo cars?

In the last month the MRT crew have worked hard on new parts lists for almost EVERY Subaru, Mitsubishi and Mazda vehicle sold in the last 5 - 10 years!

Check them out here -

MRT Direct to the Public

MRT has been a name synonymous with Subaru and Mitsubishi for over 10 years! In that time we have forged relationships with some of Australia's biggest aftermarket manufacturers and we're always happy to share in the benefits. MRT Stock a massive range of Whiteline, Whiteline Plus, (a new range you have to check out if you haven't already), DBA and GFB products and have access to many more covering replacement and upgrade parts for All makes and models. We've got the buying power and the advise to save you $$$ and whether your Commdore could handle better or your simply over your Falcon's shuddering brakes, MRT has the parts and pricing to make your day.

Call MRT now for the best advise and pricing on any of these for your car - whatever it is!!!

  • Whiteline Flatout
  • Whiteline Plus
  • DBA
  • GFB - Blow Off Valves and Underdrive Pulleys
  • ECUTEK inc Deltadash
  • Aquamist - Water Injection
  • Xenon Oz - Premium HID conversions

Don't forget MRT's own in house range including:

  • MRT Sports Brake Pads
  • MRT Performance Exhaust Systems
  • MRT Boot Mounted Tanks
  • MRT Water Spray Kits

MRT Online Shop and Catalogue

Check out our new online catalogue that we believe is the most easy to navigate in Australia, if not the world for the automotive parts industry.

Search by your car and get only shown parts that fit your car.

Brett's Bargains

  • Mitsubishi Evo X alloy hat, Factory, genuine 2 piece front rotors slightly used and newly machined look new! RRP $2180 the set, SELL now for $997 the set
  • Mitsubishi Evo X complete cat back exhaust, JASMA compliant, Stainless, Twin 4 inch outlets, removed off clients car. Sale for client. was $790 now $390
  • Mitsubishi Eco X Rear sway bar, Whiteline adjustable. small scratchs (RRP  $265) now $155
  • Mitsubishi Evo X Genuine Eibach spring set, low km, hardly used. sale for client. Was $297 now $97
  • Subaru MY95 STi Intercooler. RARE! inc silicone hose kit $597
  • WRX / STi Garret GT30 Part no GT774150 - 5003 HUGE turbo for angle mount application. 0.70 a/r RATIO, 0.63 TURBINE HOUSING, Internally Wastegated, T3 Flange, Brand new. Job spec changed, excess stock. was $1969 NOW $1790 NOW $1590
  • WRX wagon GC sedan MY96 - MY00 huge high mount wing excess stock. $95
  • Mazda RX7 Series 6 Custom big capacity radiator PWR (rrp $798) now $597 
  • Ford BA rotors part number DBA4505SL and SR RRP $350 ea, SELL now for $187 ea

Check out more bargains here. The above list is just a small sample of what is available at great prices.

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Here at MRT we love testing and testing and testing

As you also know we regularly add Videos as well, so for this month the good news is we have added a whole HEAP of new dyno data to the "new" MRT web site.

On our website, simply choose resources, Dyno data then your brand and then your model! The images are directly linked to our massive flickr web link and shows the graphs specific by model. You can also see all of our videos at YouTube.

Of course you can then:

  • share them
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  • review them on flickr as well
  • Go ahead and check them out we are adding more every day!

New Videos

1340kW Buggy at Pismo Beach
If you've ever wondered if there is such a thing as too much power, then this ridiculous dune buggy with a 1,340kW twin-turbo 427 LS engine. Notice how it has rear seats for the passengers (because that would be safe, right?) And that it seems to be able to do a wheelie regardless of what gear it's in . . .

Rotary Engine explained

Rotary Engine cumbustion cycle

More Videos

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Have your say on our forums!

Did you know that we have a forums area where you can comment on pretty much anything you want, and find a vast amount of information on MRT and car models that we service?

Want to find out what people think of certain parts for your car, or possible solutions to a problem your car has?

Our forums are a great place to ask questions about your car, or find out as much information about potential modifications, services, etc, so we recommend you register if you haven’t already done so. MRT staff and our commercial partners also monitor the forums daily, so you can get answer to your questions. Go to:

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Message from Brett Middleton

eMag editor position available

Got a flair for writing and interested in the automotive and after-market performance industry? Interested in becoming a part of the MRT team and getting some great ongoing products and services from the leading Mazda, Subaru and Mitsubishi performance shop in Australia?

After 5 years of service as editor of MRT's eMag and having established it as a regular monthly publication, our eMag editor James will be busy studying again in 2012 whilst working full time as well, so the Christmas 2001/January 2012 combined edition will be his last.

We wish James all the best in the future [Ed: Thanks Brett - next year will be a busy year!] and if you are interested in being our new eMag editor, please contact Brett via email or phone on 02 9767 4545 and if you want to know more about what is involved, contact James.

New MRT Online Catalogue

Phew, 12 months and a bucket load of $$$ and you can now see the result!

Check out our new online catalogue that we believe is the most easy to navigate in Australia, if not the world for the automotive parts industry.

Search by your car and get only shown parts that fit your car. If your car isn't listed, we'll pay you $50!

EcuteK success

Congratulatons to the RaceTorque team in their debut 2nd outright in their very first Australian Safari! More info above

Stroker success

As I type we are prepping the MRT Evo X stroker engine with a new high capacity turbo. For the last month I have enjoyed the HUGE (550nm) of Torque and now its its time to wind up the power.

See the dyno data here for the current spec of the car.

Until next month!

* Dyno power figures are subject to a 10% variation as a result of local temperatures and fuel.
** Parts must be paid for and shipped by the end of this month, and must requested at time of initial order via the MRT online shop.
*** Prices all quoted in Australian Dollars. (AUD) For easy conversion, refer to:


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