I agree, My 94 Cobra did 200K unblemished miles. Put a new clutch in at 190K. The guy who bought it from me still has it. And it had cloth interior that LOOKS new, even today. The car is still in pristine shape. Of course, I changed all the fluids regularly.
In order of ownership (over 37 years):
1967 Mustang, Springtime Yellow with a black vinyl top, manual (USED)
1987 Mustang GT, Black with Red Interior, manual (USED)
1965 Mustang, Wimbledon White with blue vinyl, manual (USED)
1990 Ranger, White with blue vinyl, manual (USED)
Super cool. Just wondering what the reliablity of a mass produced component like this would be. With direct gasoline injection, you always have to worry about fouling up the valves...unless you have a dual system.
That is excellent. I really like the idea of normalizing the turbo lag. It would make it feel more like a pure electric car.
I just can't stand all the other gizmos and tech IN the car. It is funny, but I am old school when it comes to mechanical stuff. As long as they harden the cpus and...
Jimmy, I think you and I are on the same page. Just remember there can be advancements on both sides of the equation, meaning, there are technologies that are making the Diesel-cycle better just like the Otto-cycle. Pretty amazing that we have so many engineers on this forum. I wonder what...
Unfortunately, a portion of the energy in gasoline is lost due to thermal losses. If you could recover the waste heat and turn it in to useful energy, it would make it much more efficient.
I also think we should stop putting hydrophillic ethanol in our fuels.
Right, so I said vehicles. I should have stipulated ground vehicles vs airplanes, near earth orbitors, sattelites, rockets or any lighter than air craft.
And jet fuel is basically kerosine, which is in the same family as diesel.
Excellent post. I actually did not see he wrote PER POUND vs PER GALLON.
I will still say that Diesel is more energy DENSE. I don't know anyone who measures liquid fuel for ground vehicles (not airplanes, sattelites, near earth orbitors, rockets or any lighter than air craft) by it's weight...