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Old 11-28-2005, 10:56 PM   #21
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How about a new way to start an injected piston engine.

1. Crank sensor can tell which piston is just past top dead center on power stroke.

2. Hit "start" button

3. Injector mists fuel on that cylinder

4. Ignition fires same cylinder

5. Next piston fuels and fires, etc. etc. on down the firing order

Shazam, no starter needed.

Would it work???
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If it were my world we would be all reverting back to stick shifts

But IMHO the future is NOT hybrids.
Why is the future NOT hybrids?

And the quasiturbine engine is still an internal combustion engine, technically.
Its a crappy temporary solution to a permenate problem.

We NEED to become independant from foreign oil sources. The future is not just using less oil powered things, but eliminating them. Think hydrogen, or perfecting the solar vehicle, or something. Maybe not in the next 10 (but maybe), more likely within the next 15.
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How about a new way to start an injected piston engine.

1. Crank sensor can tell which piston is just past top dead center on power stroke.

2. Hit "start" button

3. Injector mists fuel on that cylinder

4. Ignition fires same cylinder

5. Next piston fuels and fires, etc. etc. on down the firing order

Shazam, no starter needed.

Would it work???
Might, but it would probably use more gasoline and there isn't always necessarily a piston at TDC.
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