Like what ain't readily available on the market.......and no, I'm still not talking about race fuel.
So...It's a SECRET!
When you burn large quantities of fuel in a confined space (combustion chamber) and then only allow the exhuast to escape that confined space for a short period of time (opened/closed exhaust valve) and futher allow the exhaust to escape through contructing tubes (headers & pipes), then yeah......you're gonna have noise!! But I've never heard my car go BOOM.
You're saying the noise emitting from and engine is simply the sound of exhaust gasses passing through various chambers, orifices and tubes? I am skeptical. I doubt that. That is BS!
You'd be hard pressed to find an engine builder who will concede that several thousand 'explosions' are occurring safely in a properly running engine every minute of its operation, because that's not what happens
Engine builders? I'd guess the majority would
concede the point. Scientist, chemists, engineers? No problem. Can you find a prominent engine builder who'll back your supposition?
OK......let me put it this way with no sarcasm.......and no mere skepticism. As I see it, that hot rod magazine article is bullsh1t. Feel better, now?
I found that article to be more believable than most magazine fodder because they're not hyping some product. Same engine, same dyno, different fuels, different outcomes. Can you show me something that contradicts their test results? Also, I'm feeling fine. Thanks for asking! <This is
Bob.....two quick points and a comment about this article;
It's not an article. It's a sales flyer, but it addressed SSandman's questions.
1. You'll note that everything they wrote pertaining to fuel consumption spoke to fuel 'burn' or 'combustion'. Ask yourself why your so very trusted source speaks NOTHING to 'explosions' (I think your duck just died cwm3).
Er...because it's not necessary? (What duck? I thought you said it wasn't a duck).
2. In stating that race fuel has a more complete 'burn' (damn that word
), they never/or superficially mentioned the primary factors involved.......increased compression and ignition timing. Put that fuel in a car tuned for 87 octane fuel and has 8.5:1 compression ratio and we'll see how 'complete' the fuel gets burned cwm2.
Which fuel? They're talking about race fuels in general. Are you saying race fuel won't 'burn' in a low performance engine? Nice use of smilies, by the way. <More
sarcasm? Could be.
What's your hard-on for the word burn? Fuels burn. Be it gunpowder, wood, gasoline, lighter fluid, C-4 or whatever, it burns. It's where the flames come from in fires and explosions. It's not exclusive to or separate from explosion, it's a part of the process.
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosion
is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release of gases. An explosion creates a shock wave. If the shock wave is a supersonic detonation, then the source of the blast is called a "high explosive" . Subsonic shockwaves are created by low explosives through the slower burning process known as deflagration
Also from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflagration
In engineering applications, deflagrations
are easier to control than detonations. Consequently, they are better suited when the goal is to move an object (a bullet in a gun, or a piston in an internal combustion engine
) with the force of the expanding gas. Typical examples of deflagrations
are combustion of a gas-air mixture in a gas stove or a fuel-air mixture in an internal combustion engine
, a rapid burning of a gunpowder in a firearm or pyrotechnic mixtures in fireworks."
In summary, fuel burns in an internal combustion engine via deflagration. Deflagration, along with detonation, is one of the two types of explosions.
3. Yeah......a sales pitch is the best evidence ever conceived in bosltering an arguement.......the best evidence ever
That flyer was intended to answer some of SSandman's questions and I'm not arguing with him. It seems I'm arguing with you, and your denial of the obvious is quite stunning.
Here are a few more items you can dispute.
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