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