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Old 04-24-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Car engines could soon be fired by lasers instead of spark plugs, researchers say.The approach would increase efficiency

The approach would increase efficiency of engines, and reduce their pollution, by igniting more of the mixture.


The team is in discussions with a spark plug manufacturer.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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This makes sense. As long as they can find a housing for the laser that can withstand the pressure of ignition.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This makes sense. As long as they can find a housing for the laser that can withstand the pressure of ignition.
Looks like the the company already has top notch plugs. I haven't kept up with the technology for that kind of thing. Maybe everybody does it as far as I know. Even then, I don't know if it can be used in my 2000 Cavalier.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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I agree on you brian pearson,

Most of all has the same opinion of you.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:14 AM
 
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No more fouled plugs, welcome news...

Will gap gauges become collectors items somewhere down the line?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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Laser ignition? No thanks.... Just adds another layer of needless complexity and fragility.....

Don't fix it if it ain't broke......
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:34 PM
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Laser ignition? No thanks.... Just adds another layer of needless complexity and fragility.....

Don't fix it if it ain't broke......
So said Mr. Stanley to Mr. Ford.
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