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Could the exhaust also be fuel? [closed]

Could the exhaust from a piston gas engine be run to another engine that uses Carbon Monoxide as the oxidizer? Would the engine work the same as a gas engine mechanically? This link has inspired ...
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Does cooler air improve turbo performance?

When modifying NA cars I've always been advised to try and protect the intake from heat soak from the engine bay because the engine performs better with cooler air. This makes sense. I now have a ...
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What would happen if i took the throttle plate off my 5.3L V8 engine?

The throttle body helps regulate air right? Can't it also restrict air as well. For example put your hand over your mouth and try to breath in. If I took it off wouldn't I be able to get more air in ...
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Effect of smoke ingestion on fuel injected car engine?

My father asks, can smoke in the air from wild fires cause a fuel injected engine to choke? (He seems to think this was once true for carbureted engines - was it?) My personal guess is that we can ...
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How much oversize should you target when choosing a throttlebody?

This is in addition to my previous question about throttle bodies. I know it may sound a bit subjective, but I think it has a clear technical aspect, and I have done a considerable amount of homework. ...
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ITBs with a charged engine

Are there any benefits of running independent throttle bodies with a super/turbocharged engine, as opposed to running a single throttle body on the same engine? If so, what are the benefits (and how ...
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Yamaha R1 intake tract configuration

Interesting Configuration The Yamaha R1 has a very strange intake design. Notice the intake horns in the image below. They sit above the throttle bodies and are not attached directly to them ...
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Why or why not increase engine efficiency by running the car “fuel-lean” (using a turbo or supercharger)?

Everyone wants their cars to use less fuel, right? I read the following passage about running the car fuel lean from this website: Run the engine fuel-lean, that is, use excess air. It is well ...
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Can 100% calculated load be reached in neutral?

While searching for information about how is engine load calculated I came across this question which contains an equation for the ECU load calculations. As I understand it under fixed atmospheric ...