1984 CRC OCTANE NUMBER REQUIREMENT SURVEY (CRC PROJECT NO. CM-123-84)
In the 38th annual statistical survey of current model vehicles, test data were obtained on 407 1984 model vehicles, including 345 US vehicles and 62 imported vehicles. Eighteen laboratories participated in this survey. Maximum octane number requirements were determined by testing under part-throttle conditions, as well as at maximum-throttle. Requirements are expressed as the Research octane number, Motor octane number, and (R+M)/2 octane number of the reference fuel producing knock which was recurrent and repeatable at the lowest audible level. A new definition of borderline knock was used in this survey; this change may have affected the 1984 Survey results relative to previous years' Surveys. Estimated octane number requirements for the US vehicles are weighted in proportion to the 1984 vehicle model production figures and, or the imported models, in proportion to import sales volume in the United States.
- Prepared by the 1984 Analysis Panel of the CRC Octane Number Requirement Survey Group.
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- Publication Date: 1985-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Domestic; Engine knock; Foreign automobiles; Fuels; Octane number; Surveys; Throttles; Vehicle tests; Vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Domestic vehicles; Foreign vehicles; Octane rating
- Subject Areas: Energy; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00495762
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: CRC Report No. 544, HS-039 655
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM