Preliminary tests of two-stroke cycle engines fueled by ethanol/sunflower oil mixtures

Harry G. Gibson, R. Mack Strickland, Stephen Poe

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Abstract

Two stroke cycle chainsaw engines were tested comparing an ethanol/sunflower oil mixture to a conventional fuel mixture. Preliminary results indicated difficulty in starting below 50°F (10°C), high engine temperatures, gum deposits and possible lubrication breakdown; which indicate potential problems of using this fuel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes
EventWest Coast International Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 16 1982Aug 19 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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