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Old 09-26-2019, 11:45 PM   #373 (permalink)
JSH
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Just be aware that the Imperial gallon is 0.8326716 of a real gallon.

I'm skeptical of the origin story. If today's mileage were available then we might be talking about miles per quart. It might have been available in gallon tins, but generally it was hand pumped into an elevated (graduated) sight-glass and then drained into the car by gravity.

In the one-time Republic of South Vietnam, they sold gas from roadside stands in American whisky bottles.
They still do that in Cambodia but my driver warned that most of the "gas" for sale at the roadside stands was cut with kerosene. That said it still worked for the Super Cubs that power that nation.

(90cc Super Cub pulling a giant trail using a "5th wheel" hitch)

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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Since a lower volume of Diesel is consumed per distance travelled, it may either match the COČ emissions of a gasser or remain advantageous on that matter. What's really becoming troublesome are the NOx emissions.
The only real advantage a diesel has over a gas engine today is the lack of the throttle plate in the intake. That said, adopting turbos and DI in gasoline engines brings the same emission problems as diesels. That is why gasoline engines are starting to get particulate filters.

Euro VI (HD) basically eliminates NOx but Brazil hasn't adopted it yet.
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