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Engine Cumbustion & Etc. Answered

I've been knocking around an idea in my head and I was wondering if anyone had an answer to a few problems associated with said idea. One of the problems/road-blocks is how do modern cars run? More specifically, is the gasoline that goes into the pistons for combustion an actual air/gas mixture, or is it air/liquid-gasoline? And is there a way to manually adjust the ratio of air-to-combustible?

The reason I ask is because I was hypothesizing whether or not it would be feasible to replace gasoline with a more efficient combustible, and this combustible would greatly depend on what is actually put into a modern petroleum-based car engine's pistons.

Thanks for any info!

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kenizl86 (author)2014-09-10

Well, based on Downunder35m and Kiteman's answers, it seems my original idea may be less feasible. My original idea (and keep in mind this is the basic, rudimentary idea) was to hook up an electrode in a jar of water to the car battery, which will separate the H2O into an HHO gas mixture (essentially an HHO generator) and feed that into the fuel intake. I know that people have thought of this before, but my catch on the idea was that I wanted to find a way that anybody with a little know-how would be able to modify their car to run on HHO.
But based on what Kiteman said, it seems that my idea might be a lot harder than I'd originally imagined. I figured that if the mixture injected into the pistons was a air/gas mixture all that would need doing is to adjust the corroborator ratio (since HHO is much more combustible than gasoline), or something to that effect. But now I'm unsure.

Any input or extra information would be very helpful! Thanks!

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Downunder35m (author)kenizl862014-09-10

There is plenty of reading material available for HHO engine modifications and countries like Denmark have their already busses running on hydrogen.

Since a normal engine already has everything needed for the mechanical part you just have to use a flow regulator instead of the carby.

Biggest problem is the lack of lubrication, a 2 stroke engine with oil injection would fix that but the efficiency might be problem.

But for your purpose you will find plenty of stuff on the "free energy" websites.

I call it all bogus as it still defies the basic laws of physic: You can not produce more energy with an engine that what you put in to it.
So generation HHO on the go can never work to the amounts needed to sustain the system.
Also if you check the amounts of energy you need to generate enough HHO to keep the engine running you will see that just the hardware for the generator is a massive undertaking.

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Downunder35m (author)2014-09-09

The inner workings of a combuston engine are well know, for all of the major types like,

Petrol, Diesel and rotary engines.

Alcohol is substituted as well but with limited success as so far we are unable to produce enough alcohol to run all of our engines on it.

Replacement fuels are either much more costly than normal fuel or a hazard in terms of safety and health.

What do you want to use that would be more efficient than petrol, diesel or alcohol?

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Kiteman (author)2014-09-09

It's a mixture of air and a fine mist of gasoline.

What liquid would you use to replace the gasoline?

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