Several approaches to recovering power lost in a methane conversion are discussed in the paper. High compression, turbocharging and improved breathing capability were investigated. The base engine was 1781 cc aluminum boxer-type four-cylinder engine. Compression ratios as high as 12.3:1 were tried as was 20 PSI turbocharger boost. Four-valve-per-cylinder heads were manufactured and tested. The original BHP of the engine on gasoline (71 BHP) was more than doubled on methane.

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 81-84

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM