Accession Number : ADA137312

Title :   After-Test Engine Inspection of U.S. Army Administrative and Light-Tactical Vehicles Operated on Gasohol and Unleaded Gasoline.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 81-Feb 83,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Butler,W E , Jr ; Frame,E A ; Owens,E C

PDF Url : ADA137312

Report Date : Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : Eighteen spark ignition engines from U.S. Army administrative and light-tactical vehicles, which were part of a fleet test to determine the effects of operating such engines with gasohol as a fuel, were shipped to the U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants Research Laboratory (USAFLRL) for after-test inspections. Twelve of the engines were operated with gasohol as a fuel, and six of the engines were operated with unleaded gasoline. Each engine was disassembled for inspections which included visual inspection, wear measurements of selected components, deposit ratings in accordance with CRC rating methods, and photographs of selected parts. No significant differences between engines operated with gasohol and those operated with unleaded gasoline could be determined by any of the inspection methods used. Consideration of the data generated from the inspections support the conclusion that gasohol may be successfully utilized in the U.S. Army's administrative and light-tactical vehicles.

Descriptors :   *Spark ignition engines, *Gasoline, *Alcohols, Deposits, Varnishes, Sludge, Wear, Test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE