1982-02-01

Engine Modifications for MTU’s 1982 Super Mileage Vehicle 821091

The Super Mileage Competition is an annual event sponsored by the Western Michigan Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Eaton Corporation and the Briggs and Stratton Corporation. The purpose of this competition is to give engineering students “hands on” experience with the design and manufacture of a competitive vehicle and to increase public awareness of fuel efficient vehicles. This paper describes the engine modifications, testing procedure and results of these modifications made to the super mileage vehicle entered by Michigan Technological University in the 1982 Super Mileage Competition. These modifications resulted in greater than a twenty-five percent increase in specific fuel consumption over the stock engine. With this modified engine, the completed vehicle achieved over 440 miles per gallon in the final competition.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Purchase more aerospace standards and aerospace material specifications and save! AeroPaks off a customized subscription plan that lets you pay for just the documents that you need, when you need them.
X