DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM FOR METHANE OPERATION IN A FOUR CYLINDER LIGHT DUTY DIESEL ENGINE

A light duty Japanese diesel pickup and a light duty turbocharged German diesel in a lightweight two seat experimental car were converted to natural gas operation. The gaseous fuel was inducted through various experimental carburetors mounted in the air manifold system. Ignition was effected with pilot oil. Various gas metering valves and linkage to the pilot oil system were tested. Power and fuel economy were measured.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fuel Alternatives for Spark Ignition and Diesel Engines SP-548. West Coast International Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia, August 8-11, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Vickers, J L
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

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  • Accession Number: 00381896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831197, HS-035 956
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM