REDUCING LOW TEMPERATURE WAX PLUGGING IN FUEL SYSTEMS OF THE DIESEL PASSENGER CAR
Two different make diesel passenger cars were tested in a temperature-controlled chassis dynamometer facility. The cars were started and driven using No. 2 diesel fuel (with and without flow improver additive) at a series of temperatures that included satisfactory operation as well as wax plugging and stalling. Simultaneous observations were made of fuel system temperatures and pressures and the vehicle's ability to perform a driving-cycle test. Removal of a screen in the fuel tanks was found to lower the operability temperature substantially.
- From the SAE Meeting held February 25-29, 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Muzatko, J W
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Additives; Automobiles; Cold weather; Diesel engines; Diesel fuels; Dynamometers; Fuel systems; Fuel tanks; Performance; Plugging; Waxes
- Old TRIS Terms: Additive compounds; Flow problems
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I95: Vehicle Inspection;
- Accession Number: 00322856
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800222
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM