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Old December 17th, 2010, 16:50   #47
frugality
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Originally Posted by ToeBall View Post
No, our engines get more bang because they recycle some of the heat generated from combustion for ignition and because diesel fuel is a longer chain molecule and stores more energy so it takes less volume. A 2L displacement engine pumps the same amount of air at a specific RPM (assuming same flow resistance on intake and exhaust) regardless of weather it's burning diesel, gasoline, or is being turned by an electric motor or your wheels.
Thank you for re-affirming what I just said.
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