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Old 05-26-2011, 06:20 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Dean in Milwaukee View Post
Higher compression adds mechanical advantage to the power stroke, independant of other also desirable factors.
That's a nice analogy, Dean .

But isn't the added mechanical advantage of higher compression counteracted by increased energy loss during the compression stroke? It seems to me that if it takes more energy to compress the fuel/air charge further, but you get more energy out of it, shouldn't the two factors just cancel each other out?
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