The Practical Gas Engineer; A Manual Of Practical Gas And Gasoline Knowledge

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byEzra W. Longanecker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... PART IV GAS ENGINE TROUBLES 284. Following are five gas engine troubles that are most frequently met with: Defective Ignition, Pounding in the Cylinder, Loss of Power, Back Firing and Obstinate Starting, although the last is very often intimately associated with the first. 285. DEFECTIVE IGNITION.--The symptoms and causes for defective ignition are: Difficult starting, thumping in the cylinder and an occasional terrific report at the end of the exhaust pipe, Misfiring, Premature Firing. It must not be taken for granted, however, that difficult starting is always due to defective ignition. But when an engine refuses to start after turning the wheels several times, defective ignition may be suspected, and the igniting apparatus should be looked after. 28b. REMEDIES FOR DEFECTIVE IGNITION.--If a tube ignitor is used and the charge is fired too early, throwing the wheels backward, the flame should be raised so as to heat the tube at a higher point. If the charge isn't fired at all, then the flame may be directed at a lower point on the tube. But in either event it is always best to have the tube quite hot (bright red hot) when starting. It can be cooled to a cherry red after the engine is running, and yet fire its charges successfully. The port or passage between cylinder and tube must always be free and unobstructed. It sometimes clogs with burnt carbon. Sometimes the builder makes this port too small. Clean if obstructed. Enlarge it if necessary. 287. When the battery or magneto is used for ignition purposes the timing of the spark is always important. The terminals should separate just before the crank passes the inner center. The switch may be disconnected. Some of the wires may be loose on their binding posts. The terminals or the movable terminal shaft ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... PART IV GAS ENGINE TROUBLES 284. Following are five gas engine troubles that are most frequently met with: Defective Ignition,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217281109

ISBN - 13:9780217281102

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