FUEL SYSTEM ADAPTS TO VARYING ALCOHOL CONTENT

Many Brazilian drivers routinely fuel their standard automobiles with 20% ethanol-80% gasoline blends. Higher percentages of alcohol in motor fuels are made attractive by Brazil's climate and economics. Up to 50% ethanol blends are made feasible via a lean limit control system installed in automobiles. The system requires some electronic sensing and enlarged carburetor jets, but its rapid response permits a return to low-alcohol fuel with minimal fuel economy penalty. CO and HC emissions are lessened via the new system.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 86-89
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM