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  • Bye bye spark plugs

    A new piston engine...

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ma...-idUSKBN1AO0E7
    Last edited by mshmodela; 08-10-2017, 08:53 AM.

  • #2
    Heh, the Wankle rotary engine has been around for years, and why couldn't that be made into a diesel? No more spark plugs!
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      They don't say much about the engine, but it sounds like a gasoline engine that starts with spark plugs, and after it's warmed up it will fire on compression heat.

      BTW, I just poured a cup of diesel fuel on my garbage to burn it, and it took a while to ignite. It also has a different color than I'm used to seeing for diesel.

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      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        LOL, probably Corn Diesel !!

    • #4
      I saw a ROTARY Diesel engine, that supposedly came from a TANK!!! It was on display at a local wrecking yard, watched over by the Junk Yard Dogs.
      Bill W.

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      • #5
        Come to think about this "new" engine, this is nothing new. In the 60's I remember several engines that would diesel when the ignition was switched off. LOL

        Too high an idle setting of course.

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        • BILL WILLIAMSON
          BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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          A Guy couldn't get his Olds to shut off, about the time he got in the store, it kicked backward, let out a cloud of smoke from under the hood & gathered quite a CROWD!! ! ---LOL
          Dad Laffin'

        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          that pre ignition stinks big time

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