Do cars use petroleum?

Yes, gasoline is refined petroleum. In the UK, Australia, New Zealand and maybe other countries gasoline is called petrol.

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Why is gas so cheap now?

Gasoline prices vary with the price of oil, from which it is refined. The cost of refining and transporting are added, as well as taxes. The increase in the cost of gasoline in the US over the period 2005-2008 was driven mainly by the rising price of oil. In many parts fo the world, including Eur...

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What problems do petrol and diesel cause and how can we reduce them?

Burning by products of fossil fuels such as diesel and petrol gives off unburnt carbon particles. This in turn rises up in the atmosphere are react with other atmospheric gases. Sometimes this reaction produces harmful radicals which contributes to global warming. This can be minimized by install...

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What are the prizes you can win (not the categorys) in the European Shell Eco marathon (other than the first prize)?

The awards are the prizes. There are no monetary or other awards mentioned on the site. From the photos the winner seems to be awarded a cup.

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Why must most vehicles in the world run on fossil fuels?

There is a history of gasoline and diesel vehicles. The infrastructure to fuel these vehicles is already in place contrary to an all electric, NG, or Hydrogen vehicle of which there is almost no in fracture to refuel them. The technology has progressed to the point that vehicles today are very cl...

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What do you do if you put the wrong fuel in your car and what happens to the car high grade fuel in a mid grade fuel car?

== == Automobiles with gas or petrol engines require either regular grade gasoline or super grade. The vehicle's manual will tell you which grade of gas is required. If you fill a vehicle requiring regular fuel with the more expensive super, you are wasting money, as there is no appreciable gain ...

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Why does the burning of fossil fuels increase the greenhouse effect on Earth?

The earth has always had a greenhouse effect, which has kept it warm enough for life. This is supported by the natural water and carbon cycles. These cycles move water and carbon in and out of the atmosphere in a balance.When fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas are burned (usually to prod...

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How much petrol do you need to drive a car for 59min?

Depends on the car, size of engine and how economically you drive. Could be 1 and a half gallons or 5, or anything in between.

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Will old gasoline harm your snowblower?

Will old gasoline harm a snow blower? No more than it will harm any other gasoline engine. Gasoline has a number of different vaporizations fluids. Some higher than others. If the gasoline is very old, all the higher vaporization point fluids may have evaporated. Then you may have trouble startin...

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Why does gasoline smell?

Gasoline contains benzene,C6H6, which naturally forms in crude oil, and is furthur refined in gasoline used by our cars. It has a characteristic sweet smell. It is also a known carcinogen.

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What are the pros and cons of fossil fuels?

i. Petroleum will be 75 cents by 2010ii. Combustion of fossil fuels generates a large amount of usable energy and are considered as high efficiency fuelsiii. In spite of being such a highly combustible material, fossil fuels are quite stable in nature when compared to many other fuelsiv. More eas...

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What energy changes when fuel burns in car engine?

In a normal internalt combustion engine. Pottential energy (petrol) is changed into kinetic energy (movement and heat). Intrestingly People always forget that using heated seats/rear window uses fuel as the energy in a car comes only from the pump

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Can you burn frozen gasoline?

Well of course! But, it may desolve faster than burning ice, so if you keep a fire there too long, you go boom! WARNING: DONT TRY IT!

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What is Platt price for automotive gas oil?

This is the price of crude oil. The amounts will vary depending on the supply and demand that is placed on the oil.

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Which gases are released from cars and factories?

Carbon monoxide is the most prevalent one.

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How many gallons of gasoline are used on average in a week?

It depends what type of car you have.It will obviosly vary from different motor sizes

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How is diesel fuel made?

By this thing that goes around and it is cool, it also smells weirdIt is refined from crude oil somewhat in the same manner as gasoline.

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What is lead free petrol?

It is petrol (gasoline) that has not had its apparent octane level enhanced by tetra ethyl lead (TEL) to reduce knocking in automotive fuel. This was a common practice in the past but now this improvement to petrol burning characteristics is achieved by the addition of other additive packages (MM...

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What are three technologies that burn fossil fuels?

things such as cars plans and certain factories burn fossil fuels

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How do petroleum products enter a water system?

more than likely a blowed head gasket

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Can old gasoline be restored?

yes, by mixing new gas with it, 1 gal new to 1/2 gal old gas,

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Is it necessary to use Super gas?

Use exactly the octane fuel that is listed in your owners manual. The use of Premium Fuel in an engine designed to run on Regular is a waste of money and will provide no benefits whatsoever. Not more power and no better mileage. However the use of Regular in an engine designed for Premium will ca...

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How would you separate gasoline from motor oil?

Maybe evaporation but I wouldn't use the oil in an engine anyway.

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What does the gas in a fossil fueled cars do?

Makes the car go forward!!

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Tom drove 290 milesfrom his college to home and used 23.2gallons of gas Ann drove 225 from her college to home and used 15 gallons of gas whos car had better gas mileage?

anns car 15 per gallontoms car 12.5 per gallonwinnerann

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What are the biological compounds of oil?

Crude oil compounds:Carbon, hydrogen, sulfur nitrogen, oxygen, metals, salts.

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What fuel burs the cleanest?

Hydrogen. The combustion product is water.

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Cressida 1989-22R-what should be the fuel consumption?

Standard 22R engine will give a mixed result of 12.5L/100km. I would say less when fitted to your Cressida.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of common fossil fuels used in vehicles?

There are hundreds of disadvantages and advantages. The main advantages are its power, its cheapness to manufacture, and its character. Disadvantages include pollution, inefficiency, and responsiveness (in most cases).

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Which the best Petrol RON 92 or RON 97 for my Fuel injection car?

You failed to list make, model, year, or engine size, but, What you should use is exactly what is recommended by the manufacture as listed in your owner's manual. The use of a higher Octane fuel is a total waste of money and will provide no benefit whatsoever. No better mileage, no more power, no...

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Where do you find oil?

You normally find oil in the ground or under the ocean floor.

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1989 Suzuki Vitara fuel type?

can run any type of fuel. no less than 91 octane unleaded and i think 86 octane leaded. also can run higher octane and a fuel mixture of 10% ethanol or 5% methanol.

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Why do you find crude oil and natural gas together?

They are both byproducts of decomposition of the original organic material.

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Should the US raise CAFE standards to conserve fuel and reduce air pollution even if it causes job loss?

cafe has nothing to do with fuel economy .

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Why do racing vehicles use alcohol-based fuels instead of conventional gas?

Alcohol requires less energy to give energy than conventional gas. With Alcohol, you can accelerate at a much faster pace than you can gas because of little it needs to expend its potential energy. The MAJOR drawback to running alcohol, it is horrible burn time. It burns at a much greater rate th...

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Why do most modern cars burn hydrocarbon fuels in their engines?

Hydrocarbon fuels are energy dense, easily transported, relatively cheap.

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How are fossil fuels produced?

Fossil fuels are produced when an animal or plant dies the animal goes into the earths crust and the energy in it's body over thousands of years turns into natural gas or fossil fuels.

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When was unleaded gas first used?

In the very beginning of the internal combustion engine, unleaded fuel was used. Unleaded fuel was used way before lead was later added to fuel as an anti-knock agent. In 1975, this all changed, as lead was slowly removed from all fuel.

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What is fuel scarcity and its alternatives?

its when it becomes hard to find, thus more expensive and scarce. As for alternatives its Hyrogen.And that's it.Forget about bio fuels as we (the people of the world) need the space, crops and resources ie water for ourselves.No point of being able to drive to the shops when you are hungry if the...

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What elements does oil contain?

Crude oil pumped directly from the ground contains a complex mixture of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights and other liquid organic compounds. It can be black, grey, or even yellow depending on it's makeup.

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Can regular unleaded fuel be safely used in your 2003 Pontiac vibe gt?

The Pontiac Vibe GT with the (1.8L 4cyl ) requires Premium Unleaded. The use of Regular Unleadedmay lead to predetonation or what is commonly called pinging. Although you may not be able to hear it, itmay be there. The Vibe's fuel/air managment system may be able to adjust for the regular fuel so...

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What is fuel made up of?

it depends what kind of fuel you have

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How many kWh will 1 litre of diesel produce?

1 ltr produces 10 KWHs.

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What burns the fuel in cars?

The sparks plugs fire and ignite the fuel in a Gasoline engine, and compression compresses the fuel until it ignites in a Diesel engine.

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How much does a gallon of oil weight?

1 gallon soy oil weighs between 7.35 lbs to 7.5 lbsIndustry standard is 7.35lbs

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Where does Sheetz Gasoline get their oil?

Sheetz gasoline is purchased from local distributors, as most gas retailers do. For instance most Virginia stores receive gasoline from Exxon-Mobile. The ethanol content is not specified exactly at the pump because seasonal or jurisdictional mixes vary from distributor to distributor or locality ...

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Pros and cons of fossil fuels?

fossil fuels eat chihuawas and die

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Why are carbohydrates used for fuel in stoves cars and airplanes?

Carbohydrates are used because this the only mineral which has most amount of potential energy and burns efficiently.

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Which vehicle works with the help of a non renewable resource which is also called as black gold?

Any vehicle that uses "fossil fuels" to power the engine.

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Why is gasoline in your motor oil?

More than likely the engine is missing on one or more cylinders and unburnt fuel is being forced past the piston rings on the compression stroke.

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How much gasoline does an average vehicle burn?

depends on cubic displacement and type of fuel being used some fuels have more stored energy. The larger the engine usually the more fuel consumed

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Who created gasoline?

Actually, gasoline was never really "invented." It is a natural by-product of petroleum. Kerosene was the main product. Gasoline was first used as a solvent. What was invented were ways to better extract crude oil and refine it into gasoline.Edward butler invented the early three wheeled auto mob...

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of alternative fuels?

help environmentcost a lot

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Why are there so few cars powered by alternative fuels?

There aren't many cars powered by alternative fuels because some cost more and are hard to make and other fuels don't get you very far.

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Do cars have fossil fuels?

If it runs on gasoline, diesel or CNG, yes.

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How many gallons of gasoline are used in US in a day?

The official statistics according to the EIA (Energy Information Administration) are that the US uses 9,253,000 barrels/day or 388.6 million gallons/day.

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What 10 products are made from oil?

BitumenGreasePetrolLPGDieselKeroseneLube oilAvgasTarHeating oilClothing InkHeart ValvesCrayonsParachutesTelephonesEnamelTransparent tapeAntisepticsVacuum bottlesDeodorantPantyhoseRubbing AlcoholCarpetsEpoxy paintOil filtersUpholsteryHearing AidsCar sound insulationCassettesMotorcycle helmetsPillo...

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How do you separate gasoline from motor oil?

look up boiling temperatures and distill them apart this is potentially dangerouswhat is the practical processes that require these kinds of separation

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Can oil be replaced?

Oil being pumped out of the ground can not be replaced in our lifetimes.

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What are the products made from oil?

One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:SolventsDiesel fuelMotor OilBearing GreaseInkFloor WaxBallpoint PensFootball CleatsUpholsterySweatersBoatsInsecticidesBicycle TiresSports Car BodiesNail PolishFishing luresDressesTiresGo...

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Is there a car that runs on only fossil fuels?

Gasoline and ordinary diesel fuel are both fossil fuels, so almost all cars run only on fossil fuels.

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What country is getting rid of oil as a source of energy?

because it is too expensive and dirty

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What are the advantages of using synthetic oil compared to conventional oil in an automobile?

First off let me say that if the manufacture recommends that you use synthetic oil then by all means use synthetic. You will get lots of opinions on this subject. My opinion is although synthetic may look better on paper, it's simply not necessary for drivers that spend a majority of their time o...

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Why do most cars today run on gasoline?

The reality is 95% of cars world wide use petroleum. If you look on the web it is possible to find alternatives.Infrastructure to support other forms of vehicles are not yet on the radar, and using any other source of power leaves people to maintain, and charge at there own homes. Many do and ele...

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What elements do oil and gas contain?

Carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen mainly, with impurities such as sulfur which are not part of the energy produced and are generally undesirable

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of diesel?

You get much better gas mileage from diesel, but environmentalists don't like how dirty the exhaust from diesel is.

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What are disadvantages of using diesel as fuel?

well the diesel get alittle bit more mpg but not much but the diesel burns cleaner the regular fuel

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A grade 5 way to describe Oil?

describe oil describe oil

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How do you describe oil?

It is a petroleum based lubricant.

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How do fossil fuels effect global warming?

I've seen lots of accurate answers, but most are a bit confusing. I'll give it a shot. I have a BS in Environmental Science, so I'm privy to a bit of information.Solar radiation doesn't heat the atmosphere, it heats the rocks and soil and trees and roads and anything else that's solid. It will he...

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What if diesel fuel is used in gasoline operated engine?

It depends upon whether the spark ignition engine is carbureted or fuel injected. It also depends on the ratio diesel:gasoline. If more than a few percent diesel in a carbureted engine it won't run or will run very poorly at best. In a cylinder injected engine it will run well at moderate tempera...

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What are the disadvantages of using synthtic oil?

§Burning oil produces carbon dioxide, which contributes global warming.§Oil is a non-renewable energy source that takes millions of years to form so once reserves are empty there is no way to get more.§When transporting oil spills can occur which destroy ecosystems, kill wildlife, and pollute the...

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Is regular unleaded ok for BMW 323i?

As long as it does not "ping" excessively

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Is fossil fuel used in the making of tires?

Fossil fuel is used in the making of most everything, the answer to your question is yes.

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Could tires make a fuel source?

yes, tires have been used as a source of fuel in power plants for some length of time, well over a decade.

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What is an advantage of fossil fuels?

The advantage of fossil fuel is it is cheep to make and the implement to use it is also cheep to make also. If you think about how much it would cost to make other types of fuels and the device to make power from those fuels fossil fuel is the cheapest.

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What are alternative fuels?

Alternatives fuels are fuels that are not made from fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).

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How does fossil fuel cause global warming?

The two main causes of global warming are:Fossil fuel (coal, oil and natural gas) contains carbon that has been kept out of the earth's carbon cycle for millions of years. The earth has a natural greenhouse effect which has kept the temperature comfortable for man during that time.We are now (sin...

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Types of fuel?

dieselGas,Alcohol

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Does automobile oil have gasoline?

No. Crude petoleum oil mined originally contains gasoline, however. If you are referring to common motor oils, such as penzoil or castrol, then no, they do not contain gasoline

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If the Americans call petrol gas what do they call gas?

We call it gas.<><><>Calling it "town gas" or "natural gas" is more accurate and less misleading.Petroleum gas oil was one of the early "generic" names given to automotive engine fuels by scientists. As always, everyday use meant that it quickly got shortened: in Europe the Brit...

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Gasoline frozen dgeree?

In general it's around -120 degrees Fahrenheit. However, gasoline is not a pure substance like oxygen or water--it contains many different kinds of molecules, so the actual freezing temperature would vary based on the makeup of the gasoline (does it contain ethanol, paraffin, water, what is it's ...

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If gasoline costs 2.50 per gallon it will cost about this much in liters?

$2.50 per US gallon equates to about 66 cents per liter.

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How can you conserve gasoline?

The simplest rule to conserve gasoline is to use alternative transportation when possible. A trip of less than 2 miles can be walked and has the added benefit of being beneficial to your health. Use of a bicycle is the next step, and extends the range. The next step is to use public transportatio...

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Is synthetic natural gas available?

is bromine natural or synthetic?

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How many gallons of liquid in a barrel?

A barrel of oil is 55 gallons.

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How is fuel getting into your oil?

That would depend on what kind of fuel system the engine has. Engines with a carburetor/s have a float bowl that contains fuel and floats that operate a valve that the fuel passes through into the bowl. If the floats stick open, raw fuel can seep into the crank case past the rings. Engines with f...

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Why is gasoline unleaded?

The mixture known as gasoline, when used in high compression internal combustion engines, has a tendency to ignite early (pre-ignition or detonation) causing a damaging "engine knocking" (also called "pinging" or "pinking") noise. Early research into this effect was led by A.H. Gibson and Harry R...

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Could you use methane as an alternate fuel source?

Methane is natural gas the answer is yes! it's a clean burning fuel with the exception of epa saying that co2 is another bad gas, the worst gas i know of comes out washington,dc.

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How many strokes does gasoline have?

autos have 4 stroke, mopeds and lawnmowers use 2

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