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Old 08-13-2014, 11:30 PM   #27 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Originally Posted by soulcrusher View Post
Just someone willing to DO instead of TALK.
Me too.
I try to stick with proven stuff like aerodynamics and reducing accessory drag and stay away from the pseudo science stuff.
Not going to screw with something for hours chasing gains that aren't even measureable.

If fuel vapor systems worked so well then why don't propane engines see big gains over gasoline engines?
Propane is a superheated gas under atmospheric pressure at room temperature, it doesn't get any more vapor than that.

If my lawn mower burned 2 ounces of gas in 23 seconds it would go through a full tank of gas in less than 6 or 7 minutes. If it burned an ounce a minute it would run out in under half an hour. It runs for a little more than a half hour, actually cutting grass, I let it grow until its as tall as the mower can handle before cutting it.
Might want to retest that one or fix your mower.
The only thing "special" I do for it is run ethanol free gas, run 20w-50 weight oil in the crank case and put a little bit of shindowa red armor 2 stroke in the gas.
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1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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