AUTOMOTIVE HALF-ENGINE MODIFICATIONS FOR RURAL DRIVING

The inefficiency of the under-loaded internal combustion spark-ignition engine is well known among engineers. The hard-working engine is more efficient. Attempts to exploit this phenomenon promise fuel savings for those who are willing to sacrifice their automobile's "performance" . A simple way of achieving this is by deactivating some of the cylinders in an existing engine. Several such modifications are compared and the most efficient one is described in some detail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprint for Winter Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, December 14-17,1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Agricultural Engineers

    2950 Niles Road, P.O. Box 410
    St Joseph, MI  USA  49085
  • Authors:
    • Gerrish, J B
    • Baker, L D
    • Kampe, D F
    • Wilkinson, R H
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASAE 76-1527-A Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM