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 Registered Senior Member

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    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 Valued Senior Member

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    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 Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    A computer does that today.
     
  4. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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

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    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 Registered Senior Member

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    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 Registered Senior Member

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

    These aren't too expensive
     
  8. Chipz Banned Banned

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    Welcome to Sciforums™ Hector.
     
  9. HectorDecimal Registered Senior Member

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    Pleased tp meet you, Chipz
     

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