Cars & Vehicles
Fuel Filters
iPod Touch

How is fuel processed in the engine in order to make the car operate?

User Avatar
Wiki User
2010-02-22 20:32:38

For gasoline fuel, the perfect air/fuel mixture is approximately

14.7 times the mass of air to fuel. Any mixture less than 14.7 to 1

is considered to be a rich mixture, any more than 14.7 to 1 is a

lean mixture - given perfect (ideal) "test" fuel (gasoline

consisting of solely n-heptane and iso-octane). Simply put, the

fuel/air mixture explodes inside the cylinder, driving the piston

down, thus turning the crankshaft, which drives the transmission,

thus driving the drive wheels.

not true the perfect air fuel mixture is 16.9

Tyler w write this copy write 2010 February 22

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.