Then the 1973 oil embargo hit, fuel mileage became the number-one issue, and the steam car projects of the time were ´Dead On Arrival´.
The cetane number is perhaps the characteristic most associated with premium diesel fuel, as an analogy to premium gasoline with higher octane ratings.
At the bottom of the screen, a calculation of the vehicle´s gas mileage at the current instant is displayed; it ranges from about 7 MPG (when I floored the accelerator from a stop) to 99 MPG (on any flat or downhill road).
The Toyota Camry 2.0 available locally runs a 1AZ-FE which is similiar, just without the D-4 direct injection and using conventional electronic fuel injection instead.
Alas, with the total focus on clean emissions in the late ´60s-early ´70s, fuel mileage was completely overlooked, with the result that experimental steam cars of that era got worse fuel mileage than comparable gas cars.
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