By Tim Gilles
Car Engines: prognosis, fix, Rebuilding 6E is a perfect e-book to construct readers technical services and important considering abilities, whereas offering them with info on present developments and matters. It includes up to date, actual, and complete details on what's had to diagnose, fix, and rebuild car engines.
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The flash point of gasoline is –45°F (–43°C). This means that liquid gasoline produces explosive vapors at almost any temperature you will ever encounter. Diesel fuel is safer than gasoline. The flash point of diesel fuel is 125°F (52°C), which is one of the reasons why diesel engines are popular in boats and ships. • Careless cigarette smoking or failing to immediately and thoroughly clean gasoline spills can contribute to a dangerous situation. People become used to working around CHAPTER 2 gasoline and then begin to ignore how dangerous it can be.
Today’s direct-injected engines (covered later in this chapter) use a stratified fuel charge. Precombustion chamber intake valve Rich mixture head surface are raised to cause a planned turbulence of the air-fuel mixture. 37 In this stratified charge head a small valve in the precombustion chamber provides the rich air-fuel mixture needed to ignite the lean mixture in the main combustion chamber. the spark plug, the flame spreads evenly. A hemi chamber allows the use of bigger valves, too. Sometimes hemis have a tendency to “spark knock” on lower octane fuels (see Chapter 3).
DaimlerChrysler Corporation). (b) A dual overhead cam (DOHC) engine. 33). When the ignition system uses a distributor, some OHC engines use an auxiliary shaft to drive it, whereas others have a crankshaftdriven distributor. VINTAGE ENGINES OHC was limited in the past to smaller, in-line engines, except for its use in luxury or racing automobiles. In recent years, belt-driven OHC engines have become commonplace. 34 A wedge combustion chamber. (a) (b) There are turbulent and nonturbulent combustion chambers.
Automotive Engines: Diagnosis, Repair, Rebuilding (6th Edition) by Tim Gilles