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Old 10-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by h2pogo View Post
2.2l ideling at 1000 rpm = 2200l/15 = 146.666l Please correct me if i am wrong any one.

I tried a booster on LPG and did detect a slight improvement..Better than petrol.
Cheers h2pogo!

I did some checking and found this -

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The five-cylinder engine's advantage over a comparable four-cylinder engine is best understood by considering power strokes and their frequency. A four-stroke cycle engine fires its cylinders once every 720 degrees — the crankshaft makes two complete rotations. If we assume an even firing engine, we can divide 720 degrees by the number of cylinders to determine how often a power stroke occurs. For a four-cylinder engine, 720° ÷ 4 = 180° so there is a power stroke every 180 degrees, which is two power strokes per revolution of the crankshaft. A V8 engine gets a power stroke every 90 degrees: 720° ÷ 8 = 90°, which is four power stokes for each revolution of the crankshaft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight-five_engine
So according to that paragraph there are 2 power strokes per revolution so we should double your figure?

146.66 Litres of gas per minute at 1000rpm - my Lotus redlines at 7000rpm!
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