[DML] Re: Charles's car
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[DML] Re: Charles's car



In real world tests of factory new DeLoreans, Road & Track got 19.5 combined city/highway MPG and Car & Driver got 18 combined MPG. Motor Trend got 26.8 actual MPG on a 73 mile closed loop (speed?). Window sticker EPA estimate was 21 combined MPG. If you are getting results similar to those, especially burning gasohol, I wouldn't worry about it.

If in doubt, look at your spark plugs. They will tell you what's going on inside your combustion chambers.

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@...> wrote:
>
> I've been wondering if I could get closer to 30 MPG if I were to
> install .047 jets but I'm too lazy to spend the 5 minutes swapping my
> jets plus I don't want to risk running too lean.
> 
> -Steve Rice
> #16510
> 
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM, content22207 <brobertson@...> wrote:
> > It is hard to imagine you could deviate far from stoich in either direction, rich or lean, and an engine still run acceptably. Steve Rice has reported 28 MPG with his carbureted DeLorean (~.048" jets) by holding his speed down, which should put to rest claims that carburetion is inherently fuel inefficient. I tried to run my own car on quite small jets once (.03x"), but it was way too lean -- the engine predetonated.
>




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