Design and Testing of a Single Cylinder, Turbocharged, Four-Stroke Snowmobile with E.F.I. and Catalytic Exhaust Treatment 2002-01-2761
The successful implementation of a clean, quiet, four-stroke engine into an existing snowmobile chassis has been achieved. The snowmobile is easy to start, easy to drive, and environmentally friendly. The following paper describes the conversion process in detail with actual dynamometer and field test data. The vehicle is partially compliant with the proposed 2010 EPA snowmobile emissions regulations and passes an independently conducted, 74 dBA, full throttle pass-by noise test. The vehicle addresses the environmental issues surrounding snowmobiles and remains economical, with an approximate cost of $6,345.
Citation: Wegleitner, J., Miers, S., Hayes, R., Heim, S. et al., "Design and Testing of a Single Cylinder, Turbocharged, Four-Stroke Snowmobile with E.F.I. and Catalytic Exhaust Treatment," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-2761, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2761. Download Citation
Joseph A. Wegleitner, Scott A. Miers, Ryan D. Hayes, Scott P. Heim, Dan P. Hoffman, Bernhard P. Bettig
Michigan Technological University
SAE Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference & Exhibition
The Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2002-SP-1726