Why Your Engine Doesn’t Melt

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ROUGHLY a third of the energy contained in fuel is converted to “power” in an internal-combustion engine. The other two-thirds are lost to the cooling system and along the exhaust pipe (ignoring frictional and other losses). To put engine cooling into perspective, a normal household kettle is rated at about 1 kW (electric power). This […]

Old Cars, New Tricks

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Jay Leno: Old Cars, New Tricks For me, owning cars without driving them just isn’t fun. I drive mine to work and all around LA. But many of my old cars simply weren’t built to perform in today’s conditions. Modern cars have to start and stop reliably, idle in traffic and cruise at freeway speeds. […]