1983 CRC TWO-TEMPERATURE VAPOR LOCK PROGRAM USING GASOLINE-ALCOHOL BLENDS
The effect of oxygenated fuels on vapor lock performance was evaluated in a program conducted during the fall of 1983 at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. Eighteen 1984 model-year cars, representing a reasonable model mix, were tested using two hydrocarbon base fuels and nine hydrocarbon base fuels mixed with methanol and methanol/tertiary butyl alcohol mixtures at 1/1 and 4/1 ratios (respectively) at a concentration 3.5% by weight of oxygen. Tests were conducted at nominal ambient temperaures of 95% (35 deg C) and 70 deg.
- Prepared by the Analysis Panel of the CRC Volatility Group.
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- Publication Date: 1986-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Fuel additives; Fuel mixtures; Gasoline; Methanol; Vapor lock
- Old TRIS Terms: Oxygenation
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00495799
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 809
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM