Accession Number : ADA117746

Title :   Investigation of the Performance of a Ford 4.1 L 6 Cylinder SI Engine Operating on Methonol Iso-Butanol Gasoline Fuel Blends,


Personal Author(s) : Ayers,D J

PDF Url : ADA117746

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A laboratory investigation into the relative performance of a Ford Falcon 4.1 L 6 cylinder in line engine when operated on both super grade gasoline and blends of non-leaded gasoline, methanol and iso-butanol showed that the engine operated satisfactorily on fuel blends containing up to 30% total alcohol. For the blends thermal efficiency of the engine for most conditions was improved but some torque loss was experienced under full throttle conditions especially at lower engine speeds. This loss increased with increasing proportion of alcohols in the fuel. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fuels, *Gasoline, *Laboratory tests, Engine cylinders, Alcohols, Carbinols, Mixtures, Performance(Engineering), Torque, Throttling, Thermal properties, Operational effectiveness, Australia

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE