View Single Post
Old 10-16-2018, 09:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
Daox's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,104

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,428
Thanked 2,479 Times in 1,495 Posts
I believe in order to run an efficient ethanol engine compared to gas, you really have to bump up the compression ratio into diesel territory. I think I've heard 14-17:1. Adjusting ignition timing and cam timing will only do so much. So, you can probably do this with a turbo or something that actually does alter the compression ratio like Nissan's VC-T technology.
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote