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Is the concept IC Engine a viable concept?

The Concept IC engine is a reciprocating engine that opens the exhaust valves soon after combustion begins. The inventors claim that the exhaust acts similarly to a recoilless gun so that the piston ...
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How does a diesel internal combustion engine start even though there are no spark plugs?

I was just wondering how a diesel engine starts, given that there are no spark plugs. How does it build up 'momentum' for that first explosion in the cylinder? Does it have something to do with the ...
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What happens when you put the wrong type of fuel in an internal combustion engine?

What happens to the working of petrol engine when it is emptied and filled with diesel or to a diesel engine emptied and filled with petrol? Will the engine be able to operate and, if not, why not?
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What is the logic behind combustion air requirements?

Combustion Air is the air that is required to provide complete combustion for a fuel source. Enough oxygen is required so that there is not an issue with carbon monoxide. This is an issue in houses ...

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