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Old 10-26-2020, 08:10 PM   #153 (permalink)
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There is a LOT more power in Gasoline over Natural or Propane gasses.

With Gas we only need to get it into the vapor state.

And deliver it to the engine.


Originally Posted by jakobnev View Post
That hypothesis does not fit observation.

Fuel efficiency has gone up since we stopped using carburetors.

Natural gas engines are not 3-5x more efficient than gasoline engines.

If you compress gas, then add heat by burning fuel in it, and expand it back to atmospheric pressure (allowing the gas to do work) then by the time you are back to atmospheric pressure, the gas still has excess heat in it. You cannot convert the energy in this heat to useful work, if a piston is all you have to work with. (if you pardon the pun)
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