Is there something I can install in my fuel line that accurately measures fuel?

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by kingcarrot, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. kingcarrot

    kingcarrot Registered Senior Member

    Does anyone know what the device that new cars use to measure how much fuel is used at a given moment?

    I want to measure the efiiciency in an older engine that I'm using for an experiment on fuel efficiency. What i need is a way to measure how much fuel passes through the fuel line - like a counter of some sort. Any ideas?
     
  2. leopold

    leopold i miss my coco.

    why not measure the fuel beforehand?
    measure in a cup and see how long the engine runs.

    what you are looking for in your quote is called a flowmeter and there are various types.
     
  3. cosmictraveler

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    A computer does that today.
     
  4. R1D2

    R1D2 many leagues under the sea.

    I'd say go to like auto zone or call them an ask they will help out probly find something
     
  5. kingcarrot

    kingcarrot Registered Senior Member

    awesome thank you. i will search flowmeter. I want to be able to do experiments under varying conditions, like on the highway at a constant speed. i considered redirecting the fuel source to come from a tank that is inside the cab which would provide more precise measurements then the fuel guage.
     
  6. rcscwc

    rcscwc Registered Senior Member

    Efficiency can be measured by:
    1. filling a litre bottle with fuel outlet at bottom.
    2. Connecting the bottle to the fuel inlet hose.
     
  7. HectorDecimal

    HectorDecimal Registered Senior Member

    http://www.jv-technoton.com/fuel_flow_meter/

    These aren't too expensive
     
  8. Chipz

    Chipz Banned

    Welcome to Sciforums™ Hector.
     
  9. HectorDecimal

    HectorDecimal Registered Senior Member

    Pleased tp meet you, Chipz
     

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