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Help Needed on finding engine specs

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by bcman, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. bcman

    bcman Senior Member

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    Hey peoples,
    I'm trying to find a few good engine choices for my school's Hybrid Electric Vehicle program. We probably want something in the 1.0-1.6 liter range, and fuel efficiency is key. Does anyone know of websites or other places where I can find specs on lots of four-cylinder engines? The specs I'm looking for are displacement, compression ratio, peak power and torque, and brake-specific fuel consumption.
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    1st what all is your project going to include... next are you shooting to produce a new motor OR just use an old one in a new way....

    Diesel? Unleaded?? Bioshit...?

    what all are the requirements and what specifically are you wanting to use?
     
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    The Program is called Challenge X - we and 14 other schools across the country are going to convert Chevy Equinoxes to hybrid drivetrains. Our team will be doing a plug-in style hybrid, with a downsized engine and larger electric motor. So we're looking for a pretty small gas engine (in years past we've run a Suburban on a 1.9L Saturn engine.) We'll probably run it on E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gas), although diesel is still under consideration. We'll want to use an existing engine, but we'll probably do a lot to it, like take off the accessories (power steering, A/C, alternator, etc.), run a stand alone management system, maybe an exhaust-driven generator. We don't have specific power requirements right now - we're just looking to gather as much info as possible.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    why not use a D16z6 from a 92-95 Honda Civic EX/Si? plenty of power and in your engine size range.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Good luck, but not too much- best of luck to the UT Austin team to kick everyone's asses. ;)

    You can pick up the Honda engine specs in our reference section. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any naturally aspirated 4 cylinders with higher specific output than Honda 4 bangers. You might be able to grab some used JDM Nissan or Honda engines that came close to beating 100hp/liter for not too much cash, but I don't know how fuel hungry they are. The higher efficiency models like the D15Z in the VX or the D16Y in the HX might be good places to start.
     
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