Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2014, 06:36 AM   #1
Senior Member
George Schweikle's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,806
Combination Gas - Diesel engine

I posted this in another thread, but thought it deserved one of it's own. This recently appeared on the Road & Track magazine website:

"The inevitable next step stemming from gasoline direct injection is on the horizon, and it's called DiesOtto. This is the combination of the Diesel cycle and the Otto cycle (Otto is what we use in gasoline engines). Think of it as a diesel engine that uses gasoline fuel. The combination of the two requires mind-bendingly precise engine controls. In a nutshell, the system compresses the air-charge in the cylinder until it's superheated; injects gasoline into the cylinder; the mixture ignites from the heat and drives the piston. Why? Diesel fuel is dirty and the Otto cycle is thermally inefficient. The combination eliminates the weaknesses and augments the strengths from each.

Think it's crazy? Word on the street is that GM already has prototype engines destined for their next-generation trucks on the road."

George Schweikle Lexington, KY
1999 Safari TREK 2830, FMCA 190830, Safari International chapter
1995 Safari TREK 2630, 1983 Winnebago Chieftain, 1976 Midas Mini
George Schweikle is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-10-2014, 07:48 AM   #2
Senior Member
VSPA's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 1,120
That does sound interesting, especially if it sort of splits the difference on fuel consumption.

Stan, Shirley & 2 Schnauzers (Sandy & Sassy)
RV: 2014 Itasca Sunstar 35F
USAF, Retired, Life Member: VSPA, DVA, VVA, VFW
VSPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 08:29 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
TXiceman's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,139
Blog Entries: 21
Ford EcoBoost engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ford has direct injection on the EcoBoost engines.

Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 08:35 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
RustyJC's Avatar

Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Cypress, Texas USA
Posts: 8,851
Many modern gasoline (Otto cycle) engines use direct injection. What's unique about this experimental concept is the use of gasoline instead of diesel fuel in a Diesel cycle (unthrottled compression ignition instead of a spark plug and a throttle valve as in the Otto cycle). As too many diesel engine owners unfortunately know, substituting gasoline for diesel fuel in an unmodified diesel engine has catastrophic results!!

2016 Ram Longhorn 3500 Dually 4x4 CCLB, 385/900 Cummins, Aisin AS69RC, 4.10
2014.5 DRV Mobile Suites 38RSSA #6972
Come join us on a TEXAS BOOMERS rally!
RustyJC is offline   Reply With Quote

diesel, gas

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Onan Diesel Generator Trouble APerrone RV Systems & Appliances 7 03-01-2016 03:34 PM
Engine "miss" at 25-30 mph linda7915 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 17 12-20-2013 08:57 PM
Engine Chugging djdobbins1 Cummins Engines 19 12-19-2013 02:39 PM
Thor Gas Club rvbunz Thor Industries Owner's Forum 24 09-14-2013 06:00 PM
Engine threw a Rod or 2..need advice AlanTerry Class A Motorhome Discussions 68 06-17-2013 07:02 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.