OCTANE NUMBER REQUIREMENT TREADS--PASSENGER CARS IN U.S., 1965-1974
In this review, based on surveys from 1965 through 1974, trends in octane number requirements reflect changes in engine design and exhaust systems to meet the legislated limits on emissions. The average requirement dropped approximately 5.5. Research octane numbers over the ten-year period with the most dramatic drop of approximately 3.0 octane numbers in 1971 when car manufacturers recommended use of 91 octane gasoline.
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- Barnard, D P
- Rogers Jr, J D
- Wascher, W L
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Automotive engineering; Emission control systems; Engines; Exhaust gases; Octane number; Pollutants
- Old TRIS Terms: Emission rates; Octane rating
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00133481
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750934
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM