dyintorace
dyintorace Reader
8/10/08 9:32 p.m.

Sounds like it might actually be close to fruition.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080810/ap_on_bi_ge/tailpipe_power_2

skruffy
skruffy Dork
8/10/08 9:37 p.m.

Well, turning exhaust gasses into less gas mileage is easy enough...

atlantamx3
atlantamx3 Dork
8/10/08 9:52 p.m.

All I can think of is the hand-drawn picture of the guy routing his exhaust back into his intake manifold.

Epic fail if there ever was one... LOL

QuasiMondo
QuasiMondo New Reader
8/10/08 10:00 p.m.

Don't they know that for the perfect balance of performance and efficiency, all you have to do is take energy from exhaust and recycle it?

rwdsport
rwdsport New Reader
8/10/08 10:50 p.m.

Lets use the exhaust gases to add 100whp (via turbo) or to get 3mpg more. Hmm...

gamby
gamby SuperDork
8/10/08 11:31 p.m.
atlantamx3 wrote: All I can think of is the hand-drawn picture of the guy routing his exhaust back into his intake manifold. Epic fail if there ever was one... LOL

neon4891
neon4891 Dork
8/10/08 11:54 p.m.

back to the entire "harness waste heat for electricity". I guess it would work well in a hybrid, if those produce enough heat from the engine in the first place

Jay
Jay HalfDork
8/11/08 5:33 a.m.

My two cars were built almost twenty years ago, and they both turn their exhaust into more power. In fact some cars have been doing this since the '30s and '40s.

J

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
8/11/08 6:45 a.m.

making power from exhaust bought my house

cwh
cwh Dork
8/11/08 7:19 a.m.

Wouldn't a turbo/ generator system work better? I'm not much of a scientist, but that really would be using waste energy.

jikelly
jikelly New Reader
8/11/08 10:06 a.m.

Pretty cool idea anyway. Reminds me of the sterling engine. That's an invention that I'm surprised is not currently applied to anything.

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
8/11/08 10:21 a.m.
jikelly wrote: That's an invention that I'm surprised is not currently applied to anything.

seen a bunch operating in a secret lab of a company that i wasn't supposed to be at..

complex and inefficent as of yet. propsed for many devices but making little headway.

Wally
Wally SuperDork
8/11/08 3:20 p.m.

Did you see my uncle there? He's been missing since his 100 mpg carb was in Popular Mechanics

iceracer
iceracer New Reader
8/11/08 3:29 p.m.

And now the government is killing off the guys working on the water/hydrogen things, So they have to be very secretive.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 Reader
8/11/08 4:30 p.m.

My name is Dale Gribble........ I mean Rusty Shacklefurt. Conspiracy Radio 24/7..discuss...

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
8/11/08 4:33 p.m.
Wally wrote: Did you see my uncle there? He's been missing since his 100 mpg carb was in Popular Mechanics

yeah. give you a hint.

segway.

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