Review of the Cold Starting Performance of Methanol and High Methanol Blends in Spark Ignition Engines: High Methanol Blends 902181
This paper summarizes the results of a survey and analysis of cold starting data for spark ignition engines utilizing high methanol blends. All available published information, as well as additional data supplied by contributing agencies was considered. The report includes graphical comparisons of test results and a detailed discussion of the various factors which influence cold starting. Recommendations are made for further work needed to improve cold starting.
Citation: Gardiner, D., Bardon, M., Rao, V., and Battista, V., "Review of the Cold Starting Performance of Methanol and High Methanol Blends in Spark Ignition Engines: High Methanol Blends," SAE Technical Paper 902181, 1990, https://doi.org/10.4271/902181. Download Citation
D.P. Gardiner, M.F. Bardon, V.K. Rao, V. Battista
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College Kingston, Ontario
International Fuels & Lubricants Meeting & Exposition
Methanol Fuel Formulations and In-Use Experiences-SP-0840, SAE Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V99-4