# How much of the energy in gasoline or diesel fuel is converted to work in propelling the car and how much into heat released into the atmosphere?

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Gasoline engines convert about 30 percent of the fuel's energy content into mechanical work, diesel engines about 45 percent. The rest is heat rejected in the radiator cooling or in the exhaust, or to heat the car interior in cold weather.

## When gasoline is burned in a car engine what energy is converted into another energy?

Chemical Energy into Mechanical Energy

## How much of the energy in gasoline is used to actually make a car move?

Where the Energy Goes: Gasoline Vehicles.Only about 12%–30% of the energy from the fuel you put in a conventional vehicle is used to move it down the road, depending on the drive cycle.The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies or used to power accessories.

## Does a car's engine convert gasoline into energy in an exothermic reaction?

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## What percentage of the energy from gasoline in a car is transformed into motion?

That is, only about 20 percent of the thermal-energy content of the gasoline is converted into mechanical work.

## Most of the chemical energy of the gasoline burned in a car is not used to move the car but is changed into what?

Heat energy is mostly produced - and wasted.

## How much does it cost to rebuild a gasoline engine if exposed to diesel fuel?

If it was just exposed not run for a while just replacing the fuel filter draning the carb or fuel injectiors, and running a gas additive in your fuel for a bit so it will break down any diesel that is left

## What happen if you fuel small amount of diesel instead of gasoline in gasoline car?

if it is only a small amount of diesel (say no more than a gallon) them all you have to do is fill the take right up to the brim with gasoline, it may have a small misfire while it runs the diesel through the system as it will have a much lower octane, If there is quite a bit of diesel in there (...

## What is the source of energy in gasoline which is used to power cars?

Currently, the majority of motor vehicles worldwide are powered by gasoline or diesel.Other energy sources include ethanol, biodiesel, propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), electric batteries charged from an external source, and hydrogen.

## What is burnt in the car engine to release energy for the car to move?

A mixture of fuel (such as petrol/unleaded gasoline, diesel, LPG or CNG, E85, etc.) and air.

## How much energy is released when 1 kg of coal is burned?

With a complete combustion or fission, approx.8 kWh of heat can be generated from 1 kg of coal, approx.12 kWh from 1 kg of mineral oil and around 24,000,000 kWh from 1 kg of uranium-235.Related to one kilogram, uranium-235 contains two to three million times the energy equivalent of oil or coal.

## When gasoline is burned in a car engine and the car moveswhat energy is generated?

The chemical energy (the fuel) turns into kinetic energy (the car moving) and heat energy(given off by burning fuel).

## What is burnt in an internal combustion engine of a car to release energy for the car to move?

Gasoline or diesel. In some rare engines ethanol is burned, of a mixture of gasoline and ethanol.Coming up with this answer would've been easier than posting this question here.If this is for your homework, then try actually using your brain, that's what this is about. Not wether you finished it ...

## What form of energy is generated when gasoline is burned in a car engine and the car moves?

kinetic energy is created

## How is maintenance different for a gasoline and diesel cars?

The main reason is that the way Diesel and Gasoline engines works is complete different, the gasoline needs a spark to explode and generate movement. The diesel explodes with pressure, the pressure of the fuel on the cylinder is what makes the explosion, so in a diesel engine you don't need an el...

## What percent of fuel energy derived from gasoline is available for the actual propagation of a car?

Propulsion:Theroy says that most internal combustion engines loose 1/3 of the energy in turning the engine, 1/3 in heat loss out the tail pipe and 1/3 to move the car.This is better today than back in the 1970s but not by much, but it doesn't have to be much to make a meaningfull difference!

## Why is unleaded gasoline used in most cars but diesel fuel is used in larger equipment?

The reason diesel is used in a lot of larger equipment is because diesel engines get better gas milage, and have more torqe or towing power. Its not used in smaller cars because they are very loud and the exhaust is a lot more harmful to the enviroment.

## Gasoline can power a car because the fuel has what kind of energy?

Internal combustion reactions power the car. The gasoline ignites, and the spark creates the power for the car.

## How much carbon dioxide is released into the air by cars daily?

In the US alone cars released 314 million metric tons in 2004. The rest of the world is about the same amount all together because they don't drive as far or as much as we do. By those rates its almost 2 million metric tons a day.

## How is the energy of a nuclear reactor converted to electricity?

the nuclear reactor makes steam wich drives turbines wich drive generators that make the electricity

## How is energy obtained from ethanol to fuel a car?

You cannot obtain the energy as it is anti-matter.

## When you burn gasoline in a car's engine you produce energy to move the car plus energy in the form of?

The energy produced from the detonation of vaporized petroleum transfers generally in two methods.1. Kinetic energy : The explosion triggered from the chemical reaction of the combustion of hydrocarbons, and the resulting breakdown of the hydrocarbon chain releases several gasses and unburnt hydr...

## What kind of energy is Gasoline changed to when it is burned in an engine?

Gasoline isn't changed into energy, because it is matter, and matter only changes form (it turns into carbon monoxide among other things). However, if what you are asking is, what kind of energy is produced when gasoline is burned in an engine, then you get kinetic energy (the heat builds pressur...

## What other property is required of a car radiator other than ability to transfer heat energy and being light?

Resistance to flexing and vibration and corrosion and electrolysis.

## The best tool to extinguish a small gasoline or diesel fire is a?

Same tool for all fires, fire extinguisher, CO2 would be ideal, H20 would be a BIG MISTAKE

## How much energy is in a Litre of petrol?

How much energy in… Cars kWh1m3Gas111 litrePetrol9.71 litreDiesel10.71 litreBiodiesel9.93 more rows • Mar 3, 2008

## How much energy is in 1 kg of uranium?

It's done through a process called nuclear fission, where uranium atoms are split into smaller atoms to produce electricity.The potential power locked inside a uranium atom is mind-boggling.1 kg of coal will give you 8 kWh of heat, whereas 1 kg of uranium-235 will create a ridiculous 24,000,000 kWh.

## How is heat related to the motion of a bicycle or a car?

When you drive your car or ride your bike, energy is converted and some of the energy is lost as heat. That is why cars have radiator to prevent overheating.

## Is it helpful to use a small amount of gasoline in diesel engines in cold climates?

No. Never do this. You risk premature ignition (also known as detonation) in the cylinders if it cycles through.Safer to use kerosene. 10% to 50% kerosene added to diesel depending on ambient temperature.

## How much gallons of gasoline take to fill a car?

That would depend entirely on the car.As many as the fuel tank is designed to hold. It's not a universal thing throughout all makes and models of cars.To many variables. Need to be more specific as to which car (year, make, model, etc).

## How much of the energy in petroldo petrol engin do?

Even the most efficient petrol engines are quite inefficient at changing the chemical energy in the fuel to kinetic energy. Most becomes heat and some turns into sound. Somewhere in the region of 25% becomes turning force into the transmission.

## How much solar energy is needed to power a car?

The energy production of a solar panel is dependent on its material, size, efficiency, and a few other factors.A typical, 250 watt solar panel will produce around 30-42.5 kWh of AC per month.To be safe, let's take the minimum to give us a conservative estimate.

## What is the flow of energy from the sun to the fuel tank of an automobile?

Sun -&gt; plants -&gt; animals -&gt; oil -&gt; fuel -&gt; tank. This is just a basic answer until someone gives a more in-depth one.

## How much gasoline does ignition burn and how much idling is that equivalent to?

According to an article on yahoo http://green.yahoo.com/blog/greenpicks/191/saving-gas-isn-t-just-for-tree-huggers-anymore.html Turning your vehicle off and on equals only 6 seconds of idleing.

## The best tool to extinguish a small gasoline or diesel fire is a portable fire extinguishertrue or false?

True, provided that the extinguisher is the proper type. An ABC dry chemical extinguisher would be the best extinguisher to use.

## How much is a gallon of gasoline in Mexico?

It turns out the current price for a gallon of premium gas is currently at \$3.39 and for a gallon of regular gas is \$2.71. diesal??????? it is \$2.31. but if you think about it...it would cost you more gas to go to Mexico to fill your tank up then return home rather then paying for uour local gas ...

## What is the price of diesel fuel in Mexico?

As of 2/17/2011 the price was 9.01 pesos per liter. converting pesos to dollars (with a 12.02 exchange rate) and liters to gallons makes it \$2.80 per gallon.From what CNN reported this morning, 4/23/2008 0645_hrs. the current price of diesel in Mexico was a staggering \$2.33 Per Gal. that's over h...

## How much air to put in to the tires?

Most likely around 32PSI. But check on the driver's side door jamb. There should be a plate there that gives suggested inflations.Never exceed the max PSI rating printed on the sidewall of your tires.

## How does the energy in gasoline change form as it travels through a car engine?

A car engine, also called an internal combustion engine, changes potential chemical energy stored in gasoline into thermal energy and then into kinetic mechanical energy.When gasoline burns it reacts with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water vapor.The energy is released in the form of heat ...

## How much is diesel in the USA?

USA Diesel prices, 29-Jul-2019 LiterU.S. gallonUSD0.7902.990EUR0.7092.684

## How much does a liter of diesel fuel weigh in kilograms?

Depends on the API gravity. During the summer, diesel will weigh between 6.951 (API 38) and 7.076 (API 35) pounds per gallon. Last winter, the diesel weighed around 7.206 (API 32) pounds per gallon. You can do the math to convert this to metric.

## How much co2 is released for every gallon of gas used in cars?

Every gallon of gasoline burned creates about 8,887 grams of CO2, and there are one million grams per metric ton.

## 99 ford Taurus that is over heating and the heat does not work inside the car and coolant leaks out of the overflow?

Sounds like no coolant flow to me.Check for missing water pump belt or stuck thermostat, but not as likely as:Most likely is cracked or dislodged water pump impeller. Replace the water pump.

## How the fuel of diesel injection is delivery?

If the question is how is it delivered ,then this how by transfer pump to the high pressure injector pump then through the nozzles.

## How much of the US energy is renewable?

According to data released on Aug.24 by the U.S.Energy Information Agency (EIA), renewable energy in the U.S.through the first half of 2016, including hydro-electric power, biomass, geothermal, wind, and solar (including distributed solar), provided 16.9 percent of electricity generation.

## Could you convert your car into a convertible if you got room in the back of your car?

Some cars can and have been made into convertibles. Consult a reputable body shop to see if your car can be so converted.

## What happens to most of the potential energy from the fuel in internal combustion engines?

un burnt fuel is lost out the tail-pipe.

## How do you fix or cause of gasoline lost in car or truck?

a gas tank leak jb weld work good if your leaking else where because of high pressures very flamable consult your local shop very dangerous!

## What happens to the energy from the fuel that is not used to run the car?

it is wasted as heat and causes pollution basically

## How much gasoline is used in the US per year?

In 2018, about 142.86 billion gallons (or about 3.40 billion barrels1) of finished motor gasoline were consumed in the United States, an average of about 391.40 million gallons (or 9.32 million barrels) per day.

## How much gasoline is sold in the US each day?

According to the U.S.Energy Information Administration (EIA), Americans consumed 140.43 billion gallons of gasoline in 2015, or about 384.74 million gallons each day.That is down from the all-time high of 390 million gallons per day set in 2007.

## How much gasoline is left in the world?

I assume you are asking about oil and how much total oil we have left in the world.In the United States we have roughly 400 years or so (at current use rates) of oil reserves that we currently know about. Most of that is on the Green river formation which takes up all of Colorado, Wyoming and Uta...

## Why is my heat and AC not working in my car?

Ken Mattson, owner of Len's Automotive in Bellevue, Wash., says a car heater can stop working for a number of reasons, including: A low antifreeze/water level in the radiator due to a leak in the cooling system.A bad thermostat that isn't allowing the engine to properly warm up.

## Why does your air conditioner or heat squeal when you turn them on The air and the heat are both working but there is an awful noise?

You've got trouble with your heater fan - or the motor that turns it. Same fan for both heat and AC.

## How much does it cost to fix the heat in a car?

Cost to fix a car heater Most heating-related repairs range from \$300 to \$1,000, he says, but it's difficult to pinpoint an exact number because of the variety of problems that exist.A decrease in the coolant level or a leak in the coolant system is one of the more common problems, Mattson says.

## What is wrong if there is a smell of fuel in the cabin of the car and a small amount of fuel close to the injectors and the fuel economy of the car has dropped?

Hey, have you checked all the hoses that are relative to the fuel system? One of them might have a split, or it might be a case of tightening up a few clamps around the engine bay. Good luck.

## Is the fuel system on car sealed or can water get into it?

It depends on what year, make and model but for the most part the vehicles built since the 1990's are a sealed/closed system. Water can get in via contaminated fuel from gas station and also a small amount can accumulate from condensation. Regular use of a quality dry gas additive is always a goo...

## How much Ethanol is in the fuel NASCAR uses or if any?

I don't believe that NASCAR is using ethanol. I know F1 race cars use it.

## How long of process would converting a 2X4 truck to a 4wd truck and about how much as in going to a junkyard and parting out another 4X4?

I have done this particular conversion. It is rather more involved than you would think, and unless the truck is of considerable collector or sentimental value, not worth the effort. Buy a 4X4.

## How much is the average cost of gasoline per gallon in US?

It is right around \$2.00 per gallon.

## Why won't heat in the cab of 1996 acura slx work but the motor is up to temp?

Could be,Low on coolant,Plugged heater core,Faulty temp blend door actuator,

## What is the input and output energy in a car?

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## How much to fix fuel leak in car?

Depends on where the leak is located, and how much labor will go into fixing it.

## Can diesel fuel be used to clean car parts in place of regular kerosene?

Yes you can use diesel to clean parts but you must remember it will not completely dry like other solvents. Will leave a oily film

## How does the ignited mixture of gasoline and air in a car's engine use thermal expansion to move a piston?

motor conected to fuel tank

## What type of energy do the car and the batteries in the car have?

The Alternator outputs AC voltage which is converted to DC voltage. The battery stores DC voltage. The engine and all electronics run on 12 volts DC. The spark plugs fire with thousands of DC volts that are produced by the coils. It is all electrical energy.

## How much nitro fuel does a RC car use Or How many hours would a quart of nitro fuel last?

It depends on many things. In RC racing, A quart of fuel would last anywhere from 60 minutes of running time to 90 minutes, depending on motor size, vehicle , engine tune (rich or lean)., etc.I race RC off road 1/8 scale and qualifiers are usually 5 to 7 minutes and "A" mains are usually 30 to 45...

## When a car has been sitting in the heat is it good or bad to open a window while using your AC - to 'vent' the heat?

It is always better to roll down the windows. One thing is it will let the hot air out very quickly and thus allow the inside to cool quickly. Also when heated up the car dashboard and the airfreshners produce toxic benzene, which if inhaled can cause serious health hazards. So keeping the window...

## Is it safe to add diesel fuel to motor oil in a car?

For use as an engine lubricant - no.Not a good idea and why would you?

## 1994 Ford Taurus when you put it into gear it kicks in but slowly moves into drive and rarely works in reverse is it the transmission or possibly a sensor or could it be the gears?

You have a 12 year old transmission that is in serious need of service. Have the fluid and filter changed and see where you stand after that. If the problems still persists, take it to a professional.

## Is it possible for you to start your car if the heating coil is not working?

Yes, but there may be blockage in the cooling system which could cause your car to overheat.

## What is causing a 91 corsica 2.2 to get to much fuel and load up or shut down?

If the check engine light is on, or has been on, have the codes read, they may help lead you to the problem.

## Which car or SUV can hold up to 40 gallons of fuel in the tank?

Well i have heard of a centurion classic(four door bronco) to have dual tanks of 35 and 40 gallon tank but i think that was a special order from the conversion company

## What type of fuel is used in the Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car classes?

Currently, Top Fuel and Funny Cars run on a blend that's 90 percent nitromethane and 10 percent methanol, according to NHRA rules [source: Davis].The methanol helps suppress detonation, which makes the fuel more stable.

## What is the source of energy used in cars?

It depends.The most common source is chemical energy, in the shape of Gasoline or Diesel refined from petroleum, a fossil fuel.You can have electric energy too, but as long as that electricity is coming from the combustion of fossil fuels this isn't really much of an improvement.Then there are bi...

## What is the process of energy conversion in cars?

Combustion converts chemical energy (potential energy) into mechanical energy (kinetic energy).

## How is platinum used to help regulate the release of harmful gases from cars?

i came to this website to learn this not answer it!!

## How can diesel fuel end up in the oil of a duramax?

A leaking injector/ injector cup is most likely the cause. A less likely cause would be a cracked head.

## What is the best way to get water out of diesel fuel?

Extract a small amount of the suspect fuel using a hand-operated bilge pump.Place the fuel in a clear, clean glass container and allow it to sit in a dark place for 24 hours.Diesel is lighter than water so if there is water in the fuel, it will settle to the bottom of the jar.

## What do you do to find out how the fuel is getting into the oil?

Assuming this vehicle is fuel injected, you can do a leak down test.

## How much will it cost in gasoline to drive a car 484 miles if the car gets 21 mpg?

That would depend on the price of the fuel

## What is the name of a fuel that is stored in tanks and used in cars?

Diesel is a fuel that is used in cars and stored in tanks.Gasoline / Petrol is another fuel that is used in cars and stored in tanks.

## Is The amount of energy absorbed by a vehicle in an impact is related to the direction of the impact and design of the vehicle?

Is The amount of energy absorbed by a vehicle in an impact is related to the direction of the impact and design of the vehicle

## How do you bypass the heating block on your 91 Carmaro It leaked into passenger side but you don't need heat in car - only use in warm weather?

drain the cooling system, follow the hoses from the water pump, find the one that goes into the firewall, disconnect it and there should be one right next to it coming out of the firewall, disconnect that one as well and use a standard plumbing fitting to join the two hoses, refill the cooling sy...

## What type of cars are broken in to the most?

buick they are not reliable at all

## How many liters of gasoline will it take to fill the gas tank in a car?

That varies dependent on the capacity of the vehicle's tank.

## How much fuel is left in the world?

The world has 53.3 years of oil left at the current rate of production, according to BP's annual statistical review of world energy.Just 53 years! From the report: Total world proved oil reserves reached 1687.9 billion barrels at the end of 2013, sufficient to meet 53.3 years of global production.

## How much fuel is used every day in the world?

The world consumes about 88 million barrels per day so that is a simple issue.

## When gasoline is burned in the engine of a car?

A car engine, also called an internal combustion engine, changes potential chemical energy stored in gasoline into thermal energy and then into kinetic mechanical energy.When gasoline burns it reacts with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water vapor.Gasoline is a mixture of octane and similar...

## Can a repo man enter your work place to demand you give him the car and or it's location in front of management and staff?

There is no legal right to secrecy with regard to defaulting on a loan. Once you default, its no longer your vehicle.If someone was driving your car around, dont you feel you'd have the right to confront them for it anywhere and everywhere? The repo man is acting on behalf of the bank.If you are ...

## How does diesel fuel no 1 and no 2 relate to off road diesel I assume 2 is off road Is ths correct?

#2 diesel is regular diesel fuel. they run #2 diesel year round in the south. in northern states the run a blend of #1 and #2 diesel. #1 diesel is more like kerosene while #2 diesel is like home heating oil

## How much fuel is in the reserve tank?

Usually listed near the size of the gas tank is specifications for reserve fuel.In most vehicles, when the fuel level reaches the reserve fuel level, the gas warning light pops up.There's no standard for how big the fuel tank reserve is, but most of the time it's about 10-15 percent of the overal...

## Is there any way to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen in car exhaust engines without using plants?

not as far as we know today

## How are the alternatives to gasoline used in your country and around the world?

In the US, ethanol is primarily used as an additive, not as a separate fuel. However, there is also limited use of natural gas and biodiesel (plant oils) in motor vehicles.

## How much does a child have to weigh or how old does a child have to be to ride in the front seat of a car in California?

The concern is that a child cannot sustain the injuries to their internal organs (liver, kidneys, spleen, etc), which can be irreversibly injured in a head on or front impact crash. based on the current technologies, e.g. air bags and seat belts the child should weigh at least 110 to 115 lbs and ...

## If you have 3000 tons of cooling how much horsepower boiler power is required to heat the same space?

Not enough info provided. How much of the cooling load is due to weather (and even then, how much is due to weather affecting things like the walls, windows and doors, and how much is due to ventilation/infiltration)? How much is due to internal loads (lights, computers, industrial processes, etc...

## What is the importance of a catalytic converter in cars?

A catalytic converted convers the toxic chemicals into less toxic chemicals. It is crucial so that the byproducts of combustion are less harmful to the environment and to the car itself.

## How much does a child have to weigh or how old does a child have to be to ride in the front seat of a car in Louisiana?

in the uk the child has to be 142cm tall.

## The amount of energy absorbed by a vehicle in an impact is related to the direction of the impact and the design of the vehicle?

The amount of energy absorbed by a vehicle in an impact is related to: