Talk:Short ram air intake
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|This page needs editing by someone who knows more about short ram intakes than I do.
Most of it is ok, but the last part is terrible: "The last thing about increased/forced air in car's engine is higher MPG. Average compact sport cars with 1.8-2.2L motors can gain 1 to 3 miles per gallon while using an intake, and a lot more while using turbo. This is because it uses air to increase detonation."
I've never heard of higher MPG from a short ram, but I could believe it due to lower restriction. Still, the article says "1-3 MPG while using an intake." ALL cars use an intake, so I assume it should read "by using a short ram intake".
And then we have "a lot more while using turbo" which sounds like the turbo increases the MPG on top of the increase due to the intake. I assume it should read "the MPG gains due to the use of a short ram intake can be even higher on turbo engines."
Then, finally it says "it uses air to increase detonation." Firstly, what "uses" air? Secondly, detonation is an explosion in the combustion chamber that will destroy an engine. It can occur when the air-fuel ratio becomes lean (i.e. less fuel, more air), and that may occur by using a less restrictive intake, or by intaking more air than the fueling system can correctly mix with fuel, or by using an intake that interferes with the ability of the airflow meter to correctly add the required amount of fuel. Detonation will not increase MPG. Running a lean fuel mixture will increase MPG, up until the point where detonation occurs as a result of a mixture that is too lean, and the engine breaks down, thereafter getting 0 MPG.
But I came to this page to find out about short ram intakes, so I don't think I'm the best person to fix this page. Rather, I'm just trying to draw it to someone's attention.126.96.36.199 09:40, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Last edited at 09:40, 11 September 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 03:19, 3 May 2016 (UTC)