The problem of the laser dot not perfectly aligning with where the IR is reading from is called parallax, and it will occur more strongly as one positions the reader closer. You may be able to detect just how far off it is by using an incense stick or “punk”. It presents a very small, yet hot target. Hold it near and in front of a large plain background and engage the tool, pointing it at the lit tip until you get the max temp reading. The laser spot should show you the parallax difference.
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What about the super rare, all made BY HAND, in the same factory as the Benz AMG's, and long out of business, Karmen coach works in Germany. The Volkswagen Corrado. 1992 the first ever online v6 at a 15 degree slant (a.k.a. the VR). Ahead of it's time and made just to show the world what VW could do (or make a cheap Porsche). The spoiler was mechanical by speed and was listed as "The best front wheel drive car of all time" by car and driver magazine. Yes it was more expensive than an RX7, Toyota Supra or MR2 of the day, but it was incredible! Less than 90k were made in the 6 years of production and North America as a whole got less than 30k. This was a car that is still loved by many, and the ones that still love them are true collectors in every sense since they are not that reliable and parts are harder to find than Trumps tax reports! I love my Corrado SLC with its factory Recaro interior, cold weather package, automatic everything. Digital MPG gauge that also shows my trans temp and 1/4 mile times and not to mention a spoiler that lifts up at 35MPH and lowers at 15. Did I mention it is a 1992 and STOCK?
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