PASSENGER CAR DRIVABILITY IN HOT WEATHER

During the fall of 1971, the Coordinating Research Council conducted a test program at Yuma, Arizona, to investigate a drivability test procedure and the effects of fuel volatility on drivability during hot weather (90-100 degrees F). The procedure included evaluation or vapor lock, hot start and run, and traffic driveaway. In Phase I, 12 late-model automobile and two fuel series were evaluated. In Phase II, four cars and four raters were used to evaluate repeatability and reproducibility. Traffic driveaway of individual cars was related to fuel volatility but could not be defined by a general volatility factor for all vehicles. Vapor lock, as in the past, was related to front end volatility. A usable procedure was demonstrated; however, it was shown that for traffic driveaway, the influence of the rater should be reduced. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Reuter, R M
    • ROBINSON, J E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740521
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM